The time has come for President Barack Obama to recognize the important accomplishments of Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. He should appoint Joe Lieberman to, well, just about anything. Surely there are some ambassadorships still available to loyal "with us on everything but the war" Senators like Joe Lieberman.

In an unexpected move, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed the US Senate vacancy bill which takes away the governor’s power to appoint someone to a vacant US Senate seat.

The vacancy created by President Obama appointing Joe Lieberman to just-about-anything will now be filled by special election. There hasn’t been an appointed US Senator from Connecticut in 50 years, which means it’s time to take this shiny new law out for a test drive. Isn’t Obama still looking for an ambassador to The Holy See, and wouldn’t Holy Joe be the perfect fit?

“We are fortunate to live in a participatory democracy, where our people do indeed have a voice in how they are governed,” Rell said. “This law is consistent with my long-held belief that we should take every action possible to involve our citizens in their government.”

Time to find a new role for involving Citizen Lieberman in his government, wouldn’t you agree? Any recommendations for appointments the President should quickly consider for Joe?