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Senator Lieberman’s Farewell

LiebermanThe Washington Post’s Dana Milbank wrote about the farewell address of Senator Joe Lieberman yesterday, essentially depicting him as a fighter against the kind of partisanship that now grips that august chamber. Milbank writes of Lieberman that “[h]e tried to push back against the mindless partisanship…. and he paid dearly for it.” The thing is, Joe Lieberman’s occasional defiance of his party’s wishes were as often as not simply the mindless loyalty to narrow politically powerful constituencies.

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