The US Senate Democratic Caucus voted overwhelmingly today to give Joe Lieberman a slap on the wrist for viciously attacking Barack Obama during the campaign. The caucus voted 42-13 in favor of capitulating to Lieberman, who had threatened to join the Republican caucus if he were to be stripped of his chairmanship of the Senate’s top oversight committee. Instead, the Democrats voted to only take away a minor subcommittee chair from him. The vote was done supposedly in the spirit of bipartisanship, but in reality, it proved that Senate Democrats are spineless. Lieberman is a two-faced liar who deserved to be shown the door. As an aside, California Senator Barbara Boxer thought Lieberman should have been punished more severely, and voted against the resolution, a spokeswoman for the senator said. It’s not clear how Senator Dianne Feinstein voted, though she has been a close supporter of Lieberman in the past.