Ted Stevens indicted

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by pettyfog, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    The pork sleazeball {famous for the unpteen million dollar bridge to nowhere}
    has been indicted for corruption.

    May he be the first of a bi-partisan many... but congress needs to be doing this, itself
  2. RidgeRider

    RidgeRider Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Agreed. We need to get these bad apples out of Washington, and to your point have Congress do a better job of sniffing these dudes out and chastizing them or censoring them or whatever they need to do to make these guys think twice about receiving favors. As unrealistic as this may sound, the job is about serving your nation, not abusing power.
  3. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    May Bob Byrd be next in line.
  4. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Never happen... all his pork was essentially on the 'clean side'. Say that for him, he knows where the line is. Getting Monhollan, his jr senator indicted/censured would work.

    How about actually DOING something about Rep William Jefferson? Bob Ney got much harsher for much less. Then dig into that shell corp that John Murtha funds.
  5. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    Here's the thing. Stevens is a sleazeball and a national joke that the Republican Party doesn't need during the '08 elections. All that is without dispute. The problem is he isn't the distinguished senator representing the US government, the US senate, or the RNC. Every voter in Alaska has known about his shady dealings for over 30 years, but he's the most successful politician in the history of the territory/state, and he usually wins for that reason.

    There's reputed to be change in the Great White North, however. New Republican politicians are identifying Stevens' politics as something Alaska has grown past. These new Republicans want to move past earmark politics. But the truth is that while Stevens hasn't been a model of statesmanship, he's done a buttload of good for Alaska, if not the United States.
  6. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    He might have done some good for Alaska and even more broadly the country... but his most egregious and outrageous actions have done more harm than good for the idea of 'Hope and Change' in congressional politics.

    Whether it's true or not, the PERCEPTION is that his vote's for sale. Look at his behind the scenes support for defeat of the Tampa highway bypass.
  7. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Behind the story, It aint just the cost of living behind the graft, it's also the cost of campaigning... Republicans Behind Bars!
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