JOE BEING JOE. To add to Mike�s list of reasons why Lieberman won�t drop his independent bid, I would include the candidate�s personality. The man loves playing the martyr, taking the role of the besieged man of �principle.� Just as he loves criticizing fellow Democrats about their positions on the war, he�ll take pleasure in attacking Lamont and his backers in the general election. And though I�m sure he would rather have had things turn out differently yesterday, he�ll soon discover that this new role he�s created for himself suits his personality just fine. It�s a messy situation now, with Democrats being forced to choose sides, and the blame for this post-primary state of affairs rests squarely on Lieberman�s shoulders.

--Alec Oveis