So. There's been a fair amount of bloviating in the liberal blogosphere about the possibility that Joe Leiberman (CFL-CT) may caucus with the GoP. Some people out there seem to think there's a possibility that one of the more "moderate" senators from the GoP might be persuaded to cross the aisle and caucus with the Dems -- much in the mold of the Vermont Independent, Jim Jeffords.
Some of that speculation has centered on Maine's two "moderate" senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Well, folks, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that ain't happening. Check out this story on Snowe and Collins I originally posted on Dailykos for a rundown on why.
One caveat--in the original story I wrote that Snowe voted against Alito. Not true. But the rest of it is good and, I think, correct.
The upshot, from my point of view, of these mid-terms is that as progressives we've effectively doubled our workload: we've got to ride herd on both the majority and the executive now, not just the GoP. Things have just gotten started.