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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

PERHAPS THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THAT BIG TRUCK

Tonight we learn that federal agents raided the home of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Now I hate to be one of those people who feel like that German word I can't spell that means you take delight in the suffering of others, but it's hard to weep for Stevens. He's one of the nastier figures in the US Senate (and that's quite an accomplishment), but he knows how to bring home the bacon. Bridge to nowhere, anyone?

The FBI is reportedly investigating Stevens' relationship with an oil field developer who has pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska politicians. The investigation is still ongoing, but I learned through he Internet tubes that a major remodel of Stevens' home may have been bankrolled by this developer.

Between the investigation, Steven's advanced age, and an uncertain electoral picture in Alaska, we may not have Stevens to kick around much longer. He's already had his wings clipped since the Democrats retook the senate. Back in the heady days of the Republican majority, Stevens gave a famous speech on the nature of the Internet... the Internet he was in charge of regulating. So let's take a trip down memory lane and listen to the soothing tones of Ted Stevens.

Goodbye, Ted, we're going to miss you.


And if you're really hardcore, check out this great techno remix of that speech.

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