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Monday, October 27, 2008

Senator Stevens of Alaska Guilty

Ted Stevens of Alaska was found guilty on all counts of corruption. Sad part is, he just might not see even one days jail time because he is a U.S. Senator. Special rules for the special people I guess.

This whole trial started when Stevens had some free home renovations done and never claimed them on his federal paperwork. Over at MSNBC they have this to say on it...

Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he would likely receive much less prison time, if any.

Stevens' trial hinged on the testimony of Bill Allen, the senator's longtime drinking and fishing buddy. Allen, the founder of VECO, testified that he never billed his friend for the extensive work on the house and that Stevens knew he was getting a deal.

Stevens is a legendary figure in Alaska, where he has wielded political influence since before statehood. His knack for steering billions of dollars in federal money to his home state has drawn praise from his constituents and consternation from budget hawks. - MSNBC

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The old tote board of corrupt Republican politicians needs to add one more to the count. This news does not play well for the Republican Party that is already facing difficult elections nationwide in both the Congress and the Senate. John McCain is not helping matters and seems to have greased his coattails. This is not good at all for the Republicans.


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Blogger Michael Boh said...

I think it's FANTASTIC! Stevens has been one of the most self-serving, miserable Senators ever to serve. The only reason he was there for so long was because he was great at trashing and/or intimidating people. Even if he wins on appeal, I'm glad the infamous "misery of the Senate" got some of what he deserved. Hopefully it will be good riddance...

4:20 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Corruption, the other lite political beer.

This isn't over yet. Stevens can still win the election. It is still up to the Senate to kick him out of the Congress. Hopefully, the folks in Alaska will do that by voting Stevens out of office. Enough is enough.

8:50 PM  

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