'Lieberman Must Go' Asks Supporters to Pester Dem Senators

A website aimed at getting Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) removed from the chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee is redoubling its efforts by asking supporters to call Lieberman's colleagues.

"Lieberman Must Go" had hosted a petition that was signed by 43,000 people last summer that called for the removal of Lieberman from his post. The letter went to members of the Senate Democratic Steering Committee, which makes recommendations over chairmanships to the full Democratic caucus. That petition was sent when Lieberman had begun attacking the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama.

Now that Obama is the president-elect and the next Senate is nearly set, the site this week listed phone numbers of the steering committee members and has urged its readers to call them.

Here's the script that the website wants supporters to use when they make their calls.
Senator _________, my name is _________. I'm a registered Democrat and a [your state] resident. I urge you to vote to strip Joe Lieberman of his committee chairmanship when the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meets to discuss his future. A man who spent the entire election season demeaning Senator Obama's patriotism and his qualifications for office cannot be trusted with oversight authority over the Obama administration. Joe Lieberman is not a Democrat, and he should not enjoy the privileges of being a member of the majority party. Will you vote to strip Lieberman of his committee chairmanship?