Liberal Dems in Connecticut think Lieberman's too Bush-like to deserve another six-year term in office. Lieberman has now decided to fight back -- by insinuating that he'd leave the party if there's a primary challenge.
Let's go to the poor-quality audio file for proof:
QUESTION: ... Zell Miller once stated that he would always be a member of the Democratic party. Can you make similar promises?
LIEBERMAN: Will I always be a member of the Democratic party? I hope there's not a primary. I'm confident if there is one, I'll win it, but I'm not gonna rule out any other option for now because I feel so strongly that I can do better for the State of Connecticut for the next six years in the United States Senate that I want to give all the voters a chance to make that decision on Election Day in November. I want to do it as a Democrat. If I didn't want to do it as a Democrat, I would choose to run in some other party, trust me. But I want to do it as a Democrat because I believe in the Democratic party, so really the choice is up to my fellow Democrats ...