There was much angst in the Democratic caucus last night after Senator Joe Lieberman effectively killed the health care bill.
In a late night appearance before the caucus, Senator Joe Lieberman in an outspoken moment said to the caucus:
"What's with the looks on your faces, you putzes. Health care,schmealth care, you never had a chance on this thing and never knew it. I have been laughing all the way to the bank while you sat here and beat your breasts.
Judas got it right, you peons, and if he had lived in Connecticut and there had been insurance companies in his day the thirty pieces of silver would have been peanuts.
You guys except Nelson, Baucus, Landrieu, Lincoln and a few others are chumps. You missed the gravy train and work for practically nothing."
Bouncing a small satchel filled with pieces of silver to make his point, he continued:
"I was almost a heartbeat away from the Presidency in 2000 and look what it got me, Borscht. The health care bill is dead meat, get over it, get a life, and move on. You got health care, you got a nice office, you got a nice staff, you got everything you always dreamed of. If anyone of you says a word to me, I am going to belch in your face. Now excuse me, I am going over to the White House and have a beer with the president."
Reportedly, an angry senator called out to him, "Hey Joe, are you going to run off and hang yourself like Judas."
Lieberman threw his head back and laughed loudly, "You've got to be kidding. Hadassah and I are flying to Gaza on an Aetna corporate jet to celebrate Hanukah. Have a good time with the folks back home, you representatives of the people!"