| In my email today, Chairwoman DiNardo:
Nancy DiNardo, chairwoman of the Connecticut Democratic Party, said she believes party members have mixed feelings about Lieberman, though, "if you take off the war (issue), his record is very similar to Chris Dodd's." [...]
DiNardo, like others, said she doesn't believe Lieberman has changed much over the years. "He has been consistent. I think what we are seeing right now is the more conservative side of Joe Lieberman that has always been there," she said.
U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3, was a fellow New Haven resident until Lieberman moved to Stamford, his hometown, last year.
"For the past 30 years, I have called Joe Lieberman a friend and a close friend of my family's," DeLauro said. "Our first priority has been and always will be the people of Connecticut and our work together reflects the importance they hold."
And finally, news of the much-anticipated Lieberman presidential endorsement finally surfaces:
Democratic and Republican sources say that Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut and fierce supporter of the war in Iraq, will formally endorse Sen. John McCain tomorrow in New Hampshire.
The endorsement is further evidence of Lieberman's slow drift to the right in American politics and is bound to generate intense anger among Democrats who support him. But Lieberman and McCain have often walked in lockstep together on the prosecution of the war, have traveled to Iraq together, and have worked together on domestic issues like climate change.
The move will heighten speculation that McCain might ask Lieberman to join his ticket.
I suppose we're unlikely to find out if Lieberman just doesn't take calls from Connecticut Democrats anymore, or if he's in touch with party leaders like DiNardo and DeLauro and just plays them for fools.
The one piece of good news? From the New Haven Register article:
Dodd, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 and living temporarily in Iowa, could not be reached for comment.
At least someone's learned to stop putting their hands into the fire for Connecticut's dishonorable junior Senator...
[h/t to Jane Hamsher & CGG]