First things first
Joseph Lieberman will miss a week of important votes on Medicare reform so he can fund raise in California.
His campaign is in serious trouble, no one seems to much care about it, and the money raising has been going badly. Since he is the annointed choice of the Democratic Leadership Council, the powerful group that keeps pushing the Democratic Party to the right, is is significant that he (and the DLC) are losing support.
And Joe, thanks so much for abandoning your constituents during a week of crucial votes.