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Recall Lieberman (If Only We Could)

Democrats have had more than enough of Joe Lieberman and his antics, including in his home state.

"No one should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I'll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled," said Congresswoman Rosa DeLaura, the dean of Connecticut's Democratic Congressional delegation. "I know that may not even be an option in Connecticut, but 45,000 people die every year because theydon't have health care. We don't have the luxury to hold up a bill that could make a difference in people's lives. This is what we were sent here to do."

DeLaura endorsed Lieberman during his race against Ned Lamont in '06, calling him "a very close friend of our family" and a "person of integrity who has fought so many good fights for people. I am proud to have worked side-by-side with him in this primary." (She endorsed Lamont after he defeated Lieberman in the Democratic primary.)

Unfortunately, Lieberman can't be recalled. The constitution--specifically the 17th Amendment--doesn't allow it. So the Senate is stuck with him until 2012.

Unless the Obama Administration makes him a special envoy to a remote African nation. Now there's an idea...

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