Ned Lamont

Goodbye, Joe Lieberman

Goodbye, Joe Lieberman

After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor.

To break the impasse that has paralyzed the body in recent years, Mr. Lieberman preached: "It requires reaching across the aisle and finding partners from the opposite party. That is what is desperately needed in Washington now."

In the last years of his long Senate tenure, it certainly could be said that Joe Lieberman practiced what he preached. So much so, in fact, that he quit his lifelong membership in the Democratic Party and...