With a big h/t to Truthout:
Senator Stevens Indicted in Corruption InquiryHardy-har-har! I was wondering just yesterday if anything was going to come of this long-pending investigation; I was reading someplace that Stevens is one of the big-name repugs who will be skipping the Republican National Convention. Looks like he will be skipping it, indeed! Why can't we see some sort of COPS-like bust of this asshole, complete with shirtless Ted getting tackled to the ground by a bunch of overzealous coppers? Let's imagine that scene for a while, shall we?
Washington - Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, the longest-serving Republican senator in United States history and a figure of great influence in Washington as well as in his home state, has been indicted on federal corruption charges.
Senator OldIRS-CheatingManFromAlaska, looking grim.Mr. Stevens, 84, was indicted on seven counts of falsely reporting income. The charges are related to renovations on his home and to gifts he has received. They arise from an investigation that has been under way for more than a year, in connection with the senator's relationship with a businessman who oversaw the home-remodeling project.
The indictment will surely reverberate through the November elections. Mr. Stevens, who has been in the Senate for 40 years, is up for re-election this year. Mark Begich, a popular Democratic mayor of Anchorage, hopes to supplant him.
I love the smell of repug indictments in the afternoon!