Boy, is this (subscription link) not surprising:
Senate Democratic aides are a tad nervous about Sen. Joe Lieberman (Whatever-Conn.) hiring a former GOP spokesman to be his new communications director. Especially those working for potential 2008 Democratic presidential contenders.
Several Senate Democratic aides say they’re uneasy about the notion of Lieberman’s new communications director, Marshall Wittmann, sitting in on their weekly press secretary meetings.
That’s because Wittmann, a darling of the press who gives great quotes, was a spokesman for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) before going to the Democratic Leadership Council.
During his political lifetime, Wittmann has bounced from the left to the right to the middle. Democratic aides say they’re just not sure they can trust Wittmann. He is, after all, still a loyal supporter of McCain, the Republicans’ potential 2008 frontrunner. Can they rest assured that what they say in their private weekly meetings will stay between them and not get back to the enemy?
No. They cannot. But that's the bargain they made with Lieberman. Now Senate Dems will act surprised?
We can't say we didn't warn them.
Two more years. Once the Dems increase their Senate advantage, they can put Lieberman out to pasture in the backbench.
In the meantime, it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to freeze Wittmann out.
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