Meanwhile, here's how seriously the right takes the escalation:
Joementum! [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Senator Lieberman was the only senator who gets mentioned in the president's speech. If this surge works he can take credit and run for president as a third-party candidate.
As much as I love kicking Joe Lieberman around, I don't think it's worth the inevitable costs of escalation just to provide me with easy targets.
And Joe would never run as an independent; a McCain co-presidency is the only job he'll consider.