Yes, I sure hope my neighbours in Connecticut are well aware of what they did by sending “Independent” Joe Lieberman back to the senate instead of Democrat Ned Lamont, who defeated Senator Lieberman in the Democratic primary election last year.
Yesterday, “Independent Joe” voted with the Republicans against the no-confidence resolution against Attorney General Gonzales:
The vote was largely along party lines. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, joined most Republicans in voting against proceeding with the resolution.
Way to go, Joe. OK, it's true that it wouldn't have passed whichever way Senator Lieberman had voted, and it's a rather hollow thing anyway. Still, he's shown us once again that he's a Bush toady. AG Gonzales deserves no confidence at all, and Joe Lieberman would have properly served his state if he'd backed that resolution.
For what it's worth, Chris Dodd, Connecticut's other (Democratic) Senator, did not vote (neither did Delaware's Joe Biden nor Barak Obama of Illinois; hm, presidential candidates all, imagine that).
I hope Connecticut is happy.