Lieberman about to leave the Faction?
We're getting a flurry of emails telling us that Sen. Lieberman just defended Social Security in an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
. Late Update
: We continue to get live-on-the-scene reports from TPM readers across the country, all of whom provide rough approximations of what Lieberman said. Best email subject heading so far: "Joementum out of the Faction?"Never too Late for Joe Update
: TPM reader LS
sends us what she describes as a TIVO-based transcript of the key words: "Lieberman
: Social Security protection - don't fool around with it. It's probably the best thing the government has done in 100 years, getting senior citizens out of poverty - Stewart
: You're not just saying that 'cuz you're getting older? Lieberman
: (laughs) Yes that's one reason I'm saying it, but if we want to add some extra savings opportunities for baby boomers and those younger, let's find another way to do it without messing around with Social Security."