Last year, Sen. Larry Craig made an unforgettable visit to the men’s restroom in Minneapolis, and now Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is poised to join him in the hall of shame with allegations that America’s longest-serving GOP senator took hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from oil executives.
As Republicans try to claw their way back to respectability before an election cycle that could plunge them even deeper into the congressional minority, they’re instead pushed back into the familiar role of damage control. The news of Stevens’ indictment can undo any progress the party has made in rebuilding voters’ trust. Instead of purging corruption, Stevens’ debacle may do even more damage to the Republican brand.
I never liked this guy. I could tell that he was a greedy, corrupt scumbag.
Seven charges of making false statements.
Politicans are legally allowed to lie. This goes nowhere, but Stevens is 86 and deserves to retire and go on the Veterans’ Dinner talk circuit.
Newsflash: There are leftists crawling all over Justice. Bush didn’t do nearly enough to fumigate the place.
If not for RINOs there wouldn’t be enough Rs to fill a city bus.