I swear, if Harry Reid is whispering anything else than this into Joe's ear right now, he can take his tail back to Searchlight, Nevada.
I posted about Deputy Dog's attempts to say, "just kidding" a while ago. Needless to say, Joe is a prick, who has basically been trying to say he did not say what he said about the now President-elect Barak Obama.
We know that Reid had a little post-election Come-to-Jesus meeting with the Dog, afterwhich, Lieberman told reporters he wanted to see what his options were before making a decision.
Now comes this by way of a "leak" from a Dog staffer:
"Senator Lieberman's preference is to stay in the caucus, but he's going to keep
all his options open. McConnell has reached out to him and at this stage his
position is he wants to remain in the caucus but losing the chairmanship is
I'm with Josh Marshall on this, Reid needs take a cue and tell the Dog what Reid's fictional predecessor once heard on how it's going to be: "My offer is this. Nothing." You do not campaign against your party's Presidential Candidate and get to keep a chairmanship. They ought to say good luck, Joe. See what the GOP can give you.
ps. Benen has a very interesting post on why Lieberman is so adamant about staying at the head of that committee. Reid better send him on a ride.