Creepy Joe™ Lieberman's act of contrition: "Look, I appreciate their respect for my independence of mind. (Here, the Senator chuckles.) That's who I am?"
And: "Some of the things that people have said I said about Sen. Obama are simply not true," Lieberman said to a packed room of reporters, just outside the Senate chambers. "There are other statements that I made that I wish I had made more clearly.There are some that I made that I wish I had not made at all," Lieberman told reporters. "In the heat of campaigns, that happens to all of us, but I regret that. And now it's time to move on."
Whatever happened to "I'm sorry. I was out of my mind on Sloe Gin Fizzes. I'm an asshole. I'm in rehab, and it's time to move on."
Or, Ruff Tuff™ Harry Reid's anger: "I pretty well understand anger. I would defy anyone to be more angry than I was."
"Yeah, I was so angry I almost broke a pencil. But I didn't.
I was so angry I almost cursed, but shucks, I couldn't.
I was so angry I was going to raise my voice, but I didn't want to bother anyone.
I was so angry I almost told Lieberman he was a lying, backstabbing, vile, two-faced, egocentric, warmongering, ass-kissing, friend-betraying prick. But instead I told him he was a great man, and a Democrat."
Josh Marshall reports that Lieberman was expelled from his Senate Pilates class. But that couldn't possibly be true. Lieberman's abs are the pride of the Senate, or am I getting him confused with Cindy Crawford.