Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm Not Quitting!

You didn't ask me, but I love living in a country where even a convicted felon can have a seat in Congress. A convicted felon can't vote, but a convicted felon can be an elected member of that august body. How great is that?

Of course many of you will say, "Hey, aren't all elected members of Congress felons?" Maybe, but that's not what we're talking about today, OK? We'll get to that in a later post.

Today we're talking about how the country's oldest living Senator, Ted Stevens, of that great state which gave us Sarah Palin, can continue funneling enormous amounts of money to his loyal constituents if he is re-elected next Tuesday,

Ain't that grand? Despite being found guilty of 7 felony charges stemming from his lying about generous gifts from a wealthy oil contractor, Ted "King of Earmarks" Stevens can return to being a full fledged member of the U.S. Congress if the voters of Alaska find him worthy.

And you know what? They just may.

The 84-year-old Stevens has announced that he's not quitting.
Stevens said he was disappointed but not surprised at the verdict, ''given the repeated instances of prosecutorial misconduct in this case.''

And in the spirit of maverick Alaskans everyhwere, Rep. Don Young, a veteran Alaska Republican who faces a tough re-election fight amid questions about his own ethics, said he still thinks Stevens can win.''He's the best thing for the Senate. Alaskans know this: This is a trumped-up charge,'' Young said.

Yikes! I've getting more & more frightened about Alaskans every day.