Referring to the senior

Referring to the senior senator from his state, a junior U.S. senator once told me, “He’s had his head above the clouds too long.”

I’m beginning to think the same thing about Joe Lieberman after reading this piece in the NYT on his tough primary battle. I’m ambivalent about the Lieberman-Lamont race, but people won’t stay ambivalent for long if the picture painted of Lieberman in this piece–wounded by the slight of facing determined opposition–is accurate.

The senior senator referred to above wisely retired soon thereafter. You wonder whether Lieberman’s exit will be as graceful.