Katie Couric's Notebook: Lieberman

There's a new movie coming out next week called "It's Complicated," about a divorced couple with that age old relationship issue can't live with you, can't live without you.

I think that's how Democrats are feeling about their ex, Senator Joe Lieberman.

They need him to reach the magic number of 60 votes on health care reform...but he's made it clear...he'll only vote for the bill on his terms. He opposes lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 55....and he's against the public option...despite polls that show at least 56 percent of his own constituents support it.

Critics say the ex-Democrat is really in bed with insurance companies. He took more than one million dollars in contributions from them since 1998, according to the New York Times.

They say when a marriage fails, it's the children who suffer.

In fact, there are more than 8 million uninsured children in America. Hopefully whatever compromise these Senators reach...they'll keep them in mind.

That's a page from my notebook.

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.