Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) approvals: In the tank.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): Strip Lieberman of his committee chair.
End result: Lieberman keeps his committee chair. Senate Democrats don't have the cuts to pull the trigger -- even for the ideal option, which is giving him the chairmanship of another committee, where he is more amenable to Democratic policies.
I don't blame them though. I could never be in politics. I'm too nice and forgiving. I always want to give people another chance. Even to people who don't deserve it.