Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The corruption of Ted Stevens

By Michael J.W. Stickings

This is one of those stories that gives you a nice warm feeling inside. Not because of the corruption that is so rampant throughout politics but because getting caught couldn't have happened to a better guy, Ted Stevens, the arrogant, ignorant, and corrupt Republican senator from Alaska.

Check out Memeorandum for the latest -- the headlines alone are worth checking out, if only because they have "Stevens" and "indict" together. Here's McClatchy with the details:

Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate and one of the chamber's most powerful members, was indicted Tuesday in Washington for failing to disclose more than $250,000 worth of gifts that he received from businessmen who were seeking his help on federal issues and projects.

In response, Stevens professed his innocence (of course, they always do): "I have never knowingly submitted a false disclosure form required by law as a U.S. senator. I am innocent of these charges and intend to prove that."

Yeah, good luck... with that.

More later...

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