Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens in serious trouble
Months ago we heard the Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) was being investigated for allegations of corruption. Here is an update to the story:
The FBI, working with an Alaska oil contractor, secretly taped telephone calls with Sen. Ted Stevens as part of a public corruption sting, according to people close to the investigation.I don't know if Stevens is guilty, but he does. Stevens knows if he was involved in illegal activity and he has a responsibility to own up to his actions. Unfortunately, the allure of power is so strong I have no expectation that Stevens will do the right thing.
The secret recordings suggest the Justice Department was eyeing Stevens long before June, when the Republican senator first publicly acknowledged he was under scrutiny. At that time, it appeared Stevens was a new focus in a case that had already ensnared several state lawmakers.
I maintain we could pick representatives and senators at random and do as well as we are currently.
Labels: Crooked politicians