Jim, the only question is what’s taking Joe so long. The writing’s been on the wall for months that his own party at least has no use for Lieberman. Final confirmation came in Jeffrey Golberg’s cruel slap at at Lieberman in the New Yorker‘s February 12 issue. You could just see Goldberg and everyone else rolling their eyes over every defense Lieberman attempted of his Iraq views. For good measure, the piece closed with a self-satisfied reminder of how badly Lieberman did trying for the presidency in 2004, as if already then he was beyond the pale. As one Strafford County operative says in the article’s final sentence, making Joe’s excommunication official and irreversible: “People don’t think of Lieberman as a Democrat.” Again, what are he and the Republicans waiting for? Proof that he’s a bigger spender than they are?