Oh, for more Liberals like Lieberman

Heck. For more Conservatives like Lieberman:

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut told the Politico on Thursday that he has no immediate plans to switch parties but suggested that Democratic opposition to funding the war in Iraq might change his mind.

Lieberman, a self-styled independent who caucuses with the Democrats, has been among the strongest supporters of the war and President Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,500 combat troops into Iraq to help quell the violence there.

“I have no desire to change parties,” Lieberman said in a telephone interview. “If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don’t feel comfortable with.”

Lieberman is an independent but still votes with the Dems. If he were to change sides, he’d give the Senate back to the GOP.

Via Frank Warner: This is big. Lieberman has saved Iraq.

Dean Esmay: The Most Powerful Man In The Senate

I never thought I’d appreciate the Netroots folks. But, oddly, I suddenly do.


UPDATE: You can see that MSNBC.com is all over the Lieberman development:


I thought we’d have all sorts of gushing headlines about “maverick” Senators and such…