Ed Kilgore is writing at Steve Benen’s blog while Steve takes a much-deserved vacation. I thought his definition of party loyalty was pretty good:
[…] I do think any Senate member of either party should be held to three simple rules: You must not endorse candidates (particularly for president) of the other party; you must not habitually attack your own party and its leaders to establish your alleged “independence;” and you must support your party on key procedural votes, including cloture motions.
Ben Nelson failed #2 and #3, while Joe Lieberman fails them all. I’m trying to think of someone other than those two who routinely violates these rules. Any ideas?