Connecticut Senate: Lieberman Still Undecided on Future

Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) “said Monday ‘I haven’t made a decision’ on whether or not to seek a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, but during the interview the senator definitely sounded more than a little intrigued by the possibility of opening a new ‘chapter’ in his life and is clearly toying with the idea of following his friend and fellow home-state senator, Sen. Chris Dodd, who recently hit the exits after five terms,” Fox News reports.

"I’ve got to decide at this stage of my life, as much as I like this job and feel privileged to be a senator, do I want to do it again, or do I want to try one more career chapter that’s different," Lieberman told WFSB’s Dennis House on Face the State. "It’s a hard decision, because I really love this life and feel privileged to be a senator and feel proud of the things I’ve been able to do."

The senator has said many times recently that he is "leaving all options on the table," including a party switch. On Monday, however, it was his talk about a possible exit from Congress that seemed to put the biggest twinkle in his eye, as he spoke of a combination of "a sense of excitement and also the natural anxiety, because you don’t know what the next chapter will be."

In a sign that the road is wide open for a change of careers, the senator said his wife, Hadassah, whom he jokingly called "the Commander in Chief" of their household, has given him the green light to make a change. "She basically said, ‘You do what you feel you want to do, and I’ll be supportive.’ ," Lieberman recounted.

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One response to “Connecticut Senate: Lieberman Still Undecided on Future

  1. Wes

    “I haven’t made a decision’ on whether or not to seek a fifth term in the U.S. Senate”

    Just that fact he would be seeking a “fifth” term is reason enough to call it quits…

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