Remeber that song? Apparently, Joe Lieberman did not. I love stories like this. I love it when sell-outs get busted for their selling out.
I can't tell which age ours most closely represents: Pre-revolutionary France or pre-Reform England, with its corrupt pocket boroughs. So many of our elected officials seem to think they "own" a pocket borough, people like Joe Lieberman and John Doolittle. It's not a party phenom, it's an aristocracy phenom.