Originally Posted by TwinSwords
I'm curious; What do you think of the Lieberman decision? Allowing him to keep his chairmanship and his honor?
Should the Dems have given in to their inner-Republican and punished him for his heresy? Or were they smart to let him retain his dignity and turn him into an ally?
It's just more good poker playing. Lieberman is of course a nauseatingly despicable person, the sort one would only shake hands with whilst wearing rubber gloves. But he can be useful. If publicly humiliated, he could do a lot of damage. So Obama was right to intervene early and set the tone for a reconciliation. I'm sure he had to hold his nose while doing it, though.