Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:02 pm
Sen Stevens (alaska) found guilty on all 7 counts.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:05 pm
@dyslexia,
Interesting. The Old Boy never kept up with the times and thought he could be as arrogant in the court of law as he is in office.

Will he serve time? I bet not.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:13 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
He should rot and die in jail just as any other politician who betrays the public trust.

Maybe if we kill a few criminals, the rest will wise up.
Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:18 pm
@Woiyo9,
Uh, er, you're talking about your Conservative brethren here.
hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:37 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
(hanging) judge roy bean hanged 'em all - conservative or not .
apparently his motto was : "hang 'em first , try 'em later" .

http://angam.ang.univie.ac.at/western2000/pres/lawbreakers/JRB%20roy%20body.jpg
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:37 pm
Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced, but under federal guidelines he is likely to receive much less prison time, if any.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:39 pm
conservative, liberal, It shouldnt be a litmus test for any political stripe to countenance criminal behavior.
Woiyo is being honest, we can argue about politics from a higher plane than a RICO platform.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:52 pm
@farmerman,
Hang the bastards first, ask their political leaning at your leisure.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 02:53 pm
@farmerman,
Stevens thought he was above the law. And in many respects, I would think the arch conservatives would back Stevens.

Then again, the Democrat politician with the $90, 000 in his fridge, they ought to make sure he has his day in court, too.

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 09:47 pm
WASHINGTON " Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' conviction Monday on corruption charges gives Democrats a late boost in an improbable drive to win the 60-vote Senate supermajority they want as they look ahead to the new Congress.

Until the jury rendered its verdict, Stevens had been in a close race with his opponent, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, in a state that hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in a generation.

Now Begich becomes the favorite as Republicans walk away from the 84-year-old Senate veteran and Democrats and their political allies waste no time trumpeting his conviction.

"Alaskans deserve better than a convicted criminal for a Senator," said Democracy for America in a fundraising appeal e-mailed less than an hour after Stevens was found guilty. It praised Begich as "a leader that will fight for the people instead of using his power for personal gain."

With 51 seats currently under their control, including two occupied by independents, Democrats are overwhelmingly favored to pick up GOP-held seats in Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado where Republicans are retiring.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 06:04 am
@Cliff Hanger,
Who said I was a Conservative?

Do you always make silly presumptive statements? Is that what liberals do?

This bastard betrayed the public trust and is one of the many Senators who should be thrown out of office.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 09:23 am
@Woiyo9,
If you are not a conservative, what are you?

BBB
CoastalRat
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 10:02 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Gosh, maybe he is an American who thinks that laws and ethics should apply to all, whether they are conservative, liberal or anywhere in between. Maybe he thinks unethical and illegal acts should get someone kicked out of office, even if that person is of the same political persuasion he is. Kind of refreshing, ain't it?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Proclaiming his innocence, convicted Republican Sen. Ted Stevens asked Alaskans to "stand with me" as he pledged to defend the Senate seat he has held since 1968.
Sen. Ted Stevens leaves the federal courthouse in Washington after being convicted Monday.

Sen. Ted Stevens leaves the federal courthouse in Washington after being convicted Monday.

"I ask that Alaskans and my Senate colleagues stand with me as I pursue my rights," Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, said in a statement Monday. " I remain a candidate for the United States Senate."

A jury on Monday convicted Stevens of seven counts of making false statements on Senate ethics forms to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and work on his Alaska home from an oilfield contractor at the center of a corruption investigation in the state.

Stevens, 84, is the first senator convicted of a felony since Harrison Williams, a New Jersey Democrat, was convicted on bribery charges in 1981. Senate rules do not require Stevens to resign his seat.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 10:21 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
An Objective Native American.

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 03:57 pm
WASHINGTON " A growing chorus of Republicans on Tuesday called for Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to resign from a seat he's held for four decades after his conviction on seven felony charges. But with the party bracing for losses in the upcoming election, many hope Stevens will first win re-election next Tuesday, and then resign to give Republicans a chance to fill the seat with a fresh GOP face.

Stevens, 84, was convicted Monday of lying about hundreds of thousands of dollars in home renovations and gifts he received from a corrupt oil contractor. The verdict came down just a week before Election Day, too late for Republicans to put someone new on the ballot against Democrat Mark Begich.

Nevertheless, Republican presidential nominee John McCain, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, urged their Senate colleague to resign.
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