Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska has been charged with accepting all kinds of things illegally. Stevens is accused of accepting $250,000 in gifts including renovations to his home. Stevens has been serving for 40 years and they have finally caught up with him. I say that if he is guilty (I already know he is) then they should put him in jail and throw the key off the bridge to nowhere.
Interesting that the charges should be filed now, just a few months before the general election. The cynic in me says that maybe this is to show Republican scandal just before an election like during the 2006 mid terms. The Democrats knew Mark Foley might be doing bad stuff with kids but they ignored it and put children in danger until they could use the information politically. Maybe the timing of this is designed to help them out.
This also gives the MSM the opportunity to ensure that every story about the charges reminds the public that Stevens is a Republican. Every story will mention Ted Stevens, Republican, from Alaska. This will take place courtesy of a media that never mentions the party of a Democrat who gets in trouble. When William Jefferson was caught doing all of his illegal things the media never mentioned he was a Democrat. It was so obvious that when Rush Limbaugh mentioned Jefferson he would say “William Jefferson, Democrat Louisiana.” But remember, there is NO media bias and as soon as they all get done spreading rose pedals across the path of Obama they will come back and tell you that.
Speaking of William Jefferson, Democrat Louisiana, what is his status? Why is it that Ted Stevens is being charged with crimes and there has been no word on what happened with all the charges filed against Jefferson (D, LA)? Jefferson was caught back during the Katrina time frame and his illegal activities have been well documented. He was indicted, why has he not had a trial? He should be in prison right now warming up a seat for Ted Stevens.
Maybe his status as a Democrat offers him immunity?
Regardless, Stevens broke the law and he needs to be gone (as does Jefferson). I have no tolerance for criminals regardless of which party they belong to. I don’t trust any politician and stories like this one make me hold them in even lower regard, if that is actually possible.