A federally-run health insurance option didn't make it out of Senate committee, but the leadership inserted it in the proposed Senate bill anyway -- only to have the last moderate in the world, Joe Lieberman, threaten to mount a filibuster if the public option is left in.
Poor Democrats! Angered at his support for the Iraq war, the Connecticut party didn't nominate him for reelection in 2006, only to see him win as an independent. Now a rip-roaring British journalist calls him a "fame whore" for opposing the government-run program and calls on "progressives" to rally against him. But they tried that already, didn't they? And yet there he remains, demonstrating that the center can be the loneliest place in Washington.