It's to be expected that a U.S. Senator will look out for the welfare of his home state's main industry, but there are limits of propriety.
Joe Lieberman has shielded the big Connecticut insurance companies with the zeal of a coal-state politician throwing roadblocks in the way of clean energy legislation.
He denies that he is an insurance lackey, declaring with his characteristic grating sanctimony that he is simply doing what he thinks is best for the country.
Nevertheless, it is hard to see how making sure the public option never sees the light of day helps the American people, especially those of us who pay ever-spiraling health insurance premiums. He has not given us a sound reason for his obstructionism, hence we are forced to come to our own conclusions.
He doesn't seem to care that he may be vilified for the ages by many American families who will now lie at the mercy of an industry unfettered by real competition, yet which is blessed with a law that will require everyone to have coverage.. Now, that's what I call a conscience of steel.
If Connecticut voters ever come to their senses and kick him to the curb where he belongs, don't feel sorry for him. No doubt there's a nice directorship waiting for him in one of those big glass buildings in Hartford.