Waddya know, Joe? No really, what?

CT Independent Dodges Questions, Pledges Support

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman spoke to the media Thursday about his 45-minute meeting earlier with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Only thing is, he didn't really say much.

"I want to spend some time in the next few days thinking about what Senator Reid and I discussed and what my options are at this point,” Lieberman said. “And he promised me that he would do the same and we will continue these conversations."

Lieberman has called himself an "Independent Democrat" since he lost the Democratic primary here in Connecticut back in 2006.  He won in the election as an Independent, but continued to caucus with the Democrats to help give them the majority in 2006. 

He's spent the past several months backing fellow hawk Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in his failed bid for the presidency.  In case you forgot, Lieberman was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000.

That's why some Democrats are now calling for Lieberman's political head.
Among his options, Reid could remove Lieberman has chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Reform.

An aide said Reid is leaning in that direction.

But Lieberman could potentially leave the Democrats altogether, joining the minority of Republicans in the Senate.
Based on Lieberman's brief comments in the press conference, you wouldn't know.  He said he'll support Barack Obama to jump start the country again, but didn't comment on whether he'll stick with the Dems.
Now that Obama has won, Lieberman says he completely agrees with the president-elect that the country has to unite to deal with economic and world issues.

According to "The Hill", a political website, aides to Lieberman and Reid say that no decisions have been made in terms of "punishing" Lieberman.

Sen. Chris Dodd, however, said he's staying put as head of the Senate Banking Committee and doesn't plan to pursue other leadership opportunities.

Greenwich Democrat Ned Lamont, who challenged Lieberman a couple years back, told the Stamford Advocate he thinks Lieberman will join the Republican minority in Congress.  

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