Well, we’ll soon have one less Congresscritter to worry about. Senator Ted Stevens, of Porkbusters “secret hold” fame, got caught with his hand deep in the cookie jar. I hope his sentence is exceedingly harsh, pour encourage les autres.
Next on the agenda – Don Young:
The investigation has upended Alaska state politics and cast scrutiny on Stevens — who is running for re-election this year — and on his congressional colleague, Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who is also under investigation.
Don Young… I don’t follow Alaska politics but it seems to me I’ve heard that name recently… why yes, I have. Mike Huckabee thinks he’s just keen and wants you to give your money to him. Of course, Huckabee couldn’t possibly have known there was anything suspicious about Young. Could he? Months before Huck’s endorsement Young was already trying to scare up about $1million to cover his legal defense – and using campaign funds to do it. Maybe Huck’s not parsing Matthew 10:16 quite right, or has a bad translation or something. Or is corruption a family value?
Nothing is proved about Young yet, but being neck-deep in pork is a very, very good indicator of corruption and you don’t need the wisdom of Solomon to figure that out.