"In my capacity as the senator from Minnesota, I object," replied [blessed Al] Franken.Keeping the verbose, self-important Joe Lieberman (IINO-CT) from finishing yet another whiny, self-flattering speech on the Senate floor was only a slap on the wrist. Reid should throw Lieberman out of the caucus – and out of his chairmanship.
John McCain of course leapt to Lieberman's defense. Those two ought to get a room.
But answer me this: Has McCain ever objected on the Senate floor to Tom Coburn's Dr. No act? Has it ever occurred to him that Coburn's constant hamstringing of the Senate is far more low comity than shutting off Lieberman's at the end of his time? I know it deprives him of the heroin of ego gratification that a captive audience gives him, but everyone else in the world knows when to shut up.
Update: It's all so much bullshit, a non-story trumped up by the screamers in the media.