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.
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."