Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GOP Senator indicted on 7 counts of lying.

Good ol' Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was indicted on 7 counts of making false statements. He made these false statements on his financial disclosure forms he's required to file every year as a senator.

Well it seems that Stevens didn't feel like 'fessing up to the numerous bribes he took from a contractor in Alaska. The contractor, VECO Corp. received Federal funding for projects all over the world including Pakistan and Russia thanks to Stevens' efforts on their behalf.

McClatchy has a nice write up about it here:

Stevens Indicted on Seven Counts

Stevens is up for reelection this year.


Sen. Stevens is the senator best known for the Bridge to Nowhere. In 2005 his fellow Republican Tom Coburn tried to strip a bill of funding for the silly project drawing Stevens' ire:

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's amendment to rescind federal money from the Knik and Gravina bridges won him the fury of Sen. Ted Stevens and only a smattering of votes.

His attempt failed 82-15 after fist-pounding arguments from Stevens, R-Alaska.

Stevens threatened to quit, to become a "wounded bull on the floor of this Senate," and he vowed that if his colleagues passed the bill, "I will be taken out of here on a stretcher."

"I will put the Senate on notice -- and I don't kid people -- if the Senate decides to discriminate against our state, to take money only from our state, I'll resign from this body," he said. "This is not the Senate I came to. This is not the Senate I've devoted 37 years to, if one senator can decide he'll take all the money from one state to solve a problem of another."

Stevens grand stands

He is also the same idiot who called the Internet "Intertubes" in 2006. Here he is on June 28, 2006:

I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?
Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially...

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes.

And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.




blogger templates | Make Money Online