Gail Collins’ (New York Times) political obituary of — now lame duck — U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is well worth reading. She nails it with this line: “If you’re continually admiring yourself as you walk away from your group, eventually people are going to feel an irresistible desire to trip you.”
Yep. I’ve always thought of ‘sanctimonious’ as the word I would choose if the name ‘Joe Lieberman’ came up in a word association game. Not one of my favorites, that’s for sure.
Given his role in watering down health care reform and opposing a public option, I wouldn’t be surprised if a cushy job in the insurance industry is in Lieberman’s future. To his credit, he did actually vote for the final health care bill, however.
You can view Lieberman’s version of his record on education policy here.