Ted Stevens Indicted

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  1. Peace macrumors P6

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    I do believe its time for his career to go down the tubes, so to speak.
     
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    Time to round up all of the crooks. Wait, that might mean we won't have anybody left in congress! :eek:


    I'm surprised it took that long, info about his dealings has been out for a couple of years now.
     
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    Yaaaayyyyy!

    Ted Stevens is the bane of my existence.
     
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    I wonder if Fox reported this with a small D next to his name? they pull stuff like that.:D
     
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    Isn't he the alleged-idiot that defended a multi-million dollar bridge to an island with a couple of dozen people on it?

    Saw him fighting for that appropriation bill in the House.

    What an alleged-blight. ;)
     
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    That would be him, Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens. Good riddance. Congress needs to get rid of a few dozen other relics.
     
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    Ha, that's the first thing I thought of too. Didn't see anything about it though. I did see on the Daily Show that a conservative publication put a small blurb on page 7 that didn't specify much in the headline and that was the whole thing. You'd think it'd be a bigger story, but another prominent neocon just got caught having gay sex and it was barely covered either. Like with this, it's just not news anymore.

    He's trying to get a speedy trial so he can get back to his reelection campaign too:

    Speed a 'gutsy' tactic in Stevens corruption case

    They might have to run him, because it may be too late to run someone else in his stead. Bet his opponent is happy though. Even though this was known and he's been under investigation for awhile, along with some others, the Dem was still kinda a long shot, even after being a popular mayor. He's pretty much got it in the bag now.

    And guess who's praising him:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/presidentbush/2008/08/corruption.html

    (yeah, it's GW)
     
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    Why is everyone so upset? I thought we established that perjury is no big deal when a Republic does it?
     
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    upset? gee, it looks like just about everyone here is delighted
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Lotsa people wringing their hands, lots of "good riddance to bad rubbish"... stuff like that.

    I thought perjury was No Big Deal? The kind of thing a politically motivated prosecutor charges you with when they've got nothing on you?
     
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    Booyah! Good one! ;)
     
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    Looks like Cheney was somewhat involved with the pipeline:

    The Veep’s Pipeline Push

    In any other administration, this would be considered pretty bad, but with this one, it barely even registers.
     
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    Indeed, during the Clinton administration, the GOP-led Congress would have opened at least 2 separate investigations into the matter already.
     

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