Lieberman Quits Centrist Coalition, Starts New Group

Roll Call‘s Emily Pierce reports:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) has relinquished his position as co-chairman of the Senate Centrist Coalition, halting talks with co-chairwoman Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) over the future of the organization in favor of creating his own bipartisan group with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

Interesting, although I’m not sure what to make of it. One wonders whether they will adopt plaid shirts as the official group uniform.

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  1. Mark says:

    Maybe the prerequisite for joining is to have an exclamation point after your first name.

    Lamar! and Joe!

    Actually, I think Hillary! could also join.

  2. davod says:

    I would think Lamar is a bit more centrist than Snowe.

  3. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Hopefully this is a precursor to a new political party, one that places conservative American values first.

  4. Patrick T. McGuire – new party?

    thats the ticket.
    I’d join the Whigs to leave all the RINOsaurs behind.