The new rule under Barack Obama, agent of change in Washington, is this: If you’re connected with a lobbyist, that’s no good. If you are running for president on the Republican ticket, and you establish a guiding rule according to which everyone connected with your campaign who has lobbyist ties in Washington must leave the campaign, you become a target for accusations that you are supporting the status quo in Washington. If you are connected to either a black racist preacher, a terrorist who has not repented of his terrorist activities or an indicted moneybags Chicago politician who had contributed oodles of cash to your campaign and later helped you purchase a million dollar home – not so bad. If you mention these things in print – bad. You are engaging in the dreaded "politics of fear."
Steve Hilton, a Fox News commentator who over the weekend had connected some Burisma corruption dots, had this to say about Connecticut U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal’s association with the tangled knot of corruption in Ukraine: “We cross-referenced the Senate co-sponsors of Ed Markey's Ukraine gas bill with the list of Democrats whom Burisma lobbyist, David Leiter, routinely gave money to and found another one -- one of the most sanctimonious of them all, actually -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal."