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Time To Cue It Up

I’m not overly fond of videos, but this is just too righteous for the news [on many levels].

CNN’s breaking story: Grand jury indicts Alaska senator

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens was charged Tuesday with making false statements after a wide-ranging probe into ties between an energy company and lawmakers in his home state, according to a federal indictment.

In a 28-page indictment from a federal grand jury, Stevens was charged with seven counts of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms.

The indictment says Stevens “schemed to conceal” the fact that Alaska’s Veco Energy paid for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of work on his home.

This is one of the many reasons the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve shouldn’t be opened – these people just can’t control their greed.

8 comments

1 Michael { 07.29.08 at 2:22 pm }

Most impactful, Ted Stevens is the most senior Republican in the Senate.

2 Jack K., the Grumpy Forester { 07.29.08 at 2:42 pm }

…well, see, now Ted may get to have some direct involvement on that “Bridge To Nowhere” of his. He may be able to take part in the manufacture of the federal contract administrators’ office furnishings by Federal Prison Industries…

3 Bryan { 07.29.08 at 2:53 pm }

Hopefully we can shift to the past tense on that, Michael. It was a Senate form he lied about.

Gee, Jack, I was thinking they could have him cutting timbers for the bridge. Fortunately hurricane Ivan damaged the Eglin Federal Prison, so I don’t have to see these cretins around here anymore.

4 mapaghimagsik { 07.29.08 at 3:21 pm }

Its let me dust off that “Series of Tubes” Techno remix. Seems some people haven’t seen it yet.

5 Bryan { 07.29.08 at 4:33 pm }

It’s an “oldies” kind of day.

6 Down the tubes « cannablog { 07.29.08 at 6:33 pm }

[…] h/t. Posted in Corruption, Republicans. […]

7 cookie jill { 07.29.08 at 11:24 pm }

Shouldn’t we honor the Alaskan Eskimo’s way of going in honor by shipping him off on an iceberg to pass away or something?

8 Bryan { 07.30.08 at 12:20 am }

We ought to get some use out of him, after all I think the new rules gives his Social Security checks to the Bureau of Prisons. I’m not sure what happens to his Senate retirement.

Let him make some file cabinets in the company of his peers – felons.

[Technically he’s innocent until proven guilty, but with the total politicization of the Justice Department they wouldn’t have moved for an indictment if they didn’t have the evidence.]