A reader writes:
For several weeks up to and thru the election I was dead set against dealing back with Joe Leiberman. Now, I find myself thinking, well, this is what BHO might actually mean by conciliation, compassion, political-pragmatic smarts. It's not like this Joe is a war criminal though he may have been palling around with some he was/is a political turncoat, working in opposition but --- apparently following his own moral-policy judgment in doing so so now he may get to come back around.
Keeping him in the the Dems caucus indeed would signal the new politics. So, as has happened so often, Obama's temperament and judgement trumps the knee-jerk reaction.