Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Lieberman Awarded "Political Pulitzer"
News Channel 8 is reporting that Sen. Joe Lieberman has received this year’s Jefferson Award for national and local public service. The Awards -- founded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Junior and presidential economic adviser Sam Beard in 1972 – are considered to be the Nobel Prizes for public and community services. Lieberman was awarded the prize this year for having helped to create the Department of Homeland Security after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York in 20o1. Ned Lamont, Lieberman’s erstwhile opponent for U.S. Senate is not expected to send the senator a congratulatory note.