Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean responds to Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-Aetna) threat to support a Republican filibuster of health care reform if bill includes a public option. Via Americablog: Dean says Lieberman should resign as chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee if supports the obstructionist move.
"I think that [Lieberman] is a very complicated guy," said Dean. "He does [confuse me] because he says he's a principled guy but there's nothing principled about holding up a bill... If he was a principled guy he'd resign his chairmanship. If you are with a caucus you don't owe the leader any vote on any substance," Dean added. "I have no problem with him voting against the public option... You owe it to Harry Reid to allow him to run the Senate. And if you're not willing to do that the proper thing to do is to step aside."
Support the bill or don't support the bill. If the Senator from Prudential wants to block the bill then he should removed from his committee chairmanship. And it's about damn time, too.
UPDATE: HuffPo chronicles the shifting rationale behind Lieberman's opposition to the public option. What will he say next?