Yeah, people get it wrong all the time, I know. I still would not have expected such a foul-up here, and then a failure from the "editor" to recognize the mistake.
This is all separate from the issue of Joe Lieberman's nauseating sanctimony during the whole Lewinsky scandal. Contra Brooks, it was not one of his finer moments.
Nor does it pertain to David Brooks' perplexing failure to recognize that Joe Lieberman is one of the most vindictive egomaniacs in the entire Senate, changing positions on a dime solely to obstruct the people that he thinks didn't adequately champion his re-election bid in '06. His support of the Medicare buy-in compromise last year, and then blindsiding Reid by reneging on that support just as it was reaching the tipping point in the Senate, comes to mind as one of the most egregious examples.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.