by Chris Bodenner

Evan McMorris-Santoro reports on Lieberman's tryst with the tea-partiers:

[They] arrived in Washington yesterday morning fired up about Lieberman, the man they thought might fulfill all their "kill the bill" fantasies with his refusal to sign on to the Democratic reform package as long as it contained a public option and other "socialist" programs. But by the afternoon, Lieberman was praising the Democratic bill and one tea partier had literally put an X through the "Stand With Joe" written on the sign he waved. ... "That's just Joe taking care of Joe," Tom said of Lieberman's decision to stand with Democratic leaders in the Senate in favor of the reform bill. "He's just up here for himself."

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