Today’s Joe Lieberman Fact

Donny Shaw at OpenCongress has a blog post of insights gleaned from CQ’s analysis of voting records in the 110th congress. As everyone knows, bloggers are obsessed with Joe Lieberman, so:

Joe Lieberman (I-CT) votes with Bush as often as the least loyal Senate Democrat, Mary Landrieu (D-LA). But he votes with Democrats more often than at least six Democratic Senators.


Evan Bayh, meanwhile, has the lowest party unity score of any Democrat. I think that in years past, people would be inclined to give Bayh a pass on just about anything on the theory that Indiana seemed like such a hopelessly red state (see also Ben Nelson) but with Obama carrying the state back in November I can only assume the White House will be taking the view that strong support for the president’s agenda is consistent with electoral victory in Indiana.