"It's just that kind of partisan bickering that we don't need. There are people who want to kill us, Brit, and we've got to continue to support this war or occupation or whatever they call it, because otherwise, our reputation will suffer."
Lieberman said he would stay on in the Senate regardless of the outcome of the election as a 'petitioning Senator'. He took care to point out that most Democrats weren't 'strong enough' to hold on to their seats after a loss, especially one as crushing as he is anticipating, but that he answered to a higher power.
"The President needs me, and I just think it would be counterproductive to set a timetable for leaving my office. Why should we let the terrorists know all the details of the inner workings of our highest deliberative body?" Lieberman asked, rhetorically.
He said he would continue to caucus with the Democrats and vote with the President. He also offered to be available to 'break ties'.
"I'm not going to 'cut and run' just because some guy in Greenwich gets a few more votes than me. That's just a number, anyway," quipped the former VP candidate.
"It's all I got. Please....", he added.