"The old politics of partisan polarization won today. For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand."
... and so, for the sake of his
Nevermind the fact that "his party" had a democratic election and felt that they'd be better and more truely represented by someone else. He'd still be an incumbent senator with considerable abilities to accomplish important things in the world, yet he seems determined to engage in "slash and burn" politics against his own part, potentially destroying any good he may have accomplished over the years, trashing his legacy, and losing whatever credibility he may have built up along the way.
Class act, Joe. You're truely a Ralph Nader for the new century.
(Except, of course, that Nader, unlike Lieberman, has been consistantly right on most major issues, such as Iraq, healthcare, the perils of deficit spending, energy policy, AMTRAK, fair trade, enforcing immigration laws, etc. That said, we *ALL* know what he was wrong about.)
Lieberman appears to be still somewhat in denial, and definitely seems to be stuck on anger... that leaves bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Let's hope he gets there *real* soon.
That might take awhile, however, as he does seem to have a lot of repressed anger. He would make a great Republican, really.