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  Sense of Freedom Follows a Career Crisis [Lieberman]
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Last EditedDFWDem  Feb 18, 2008 03:37pm
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MediaNewspaper - New York Times
News DateMonday, February 18, 2008 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON — His official portrait sits in a closet at the Connecticut Democratic Party headquarters in Hartford. Party elders have stripped him of his superdelegate cape.

And he is so disinterested in the Democratic presidential candidates — though he counts both as friends — that he declined to vote in his state’s primary.

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, not so long back the Democratic nominee for vice president, has become chief endorser, campaign companion and all-around champion for his buddy Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican presidential standard-bearer.

So inseparable are these men lately that the question often arises: Would Mr. Lieberman consider another tilt at the vice presidential lists, this time on the Republican ticket?

A smile crossed his face like a cloud, and the white-haired senator began waving his hands.

“Oh, no, no,” Mr. Lieberman insisted in an interview in his Capitol hideaway, a nook that he occupies between votes and that once belonged to none other than Mr. McCain. “Been there, done that.”
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