Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sen. Ted Stevens Indicted

From Reuters on Tuesday:

Veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens was charged on Tuesday with concealing more than $250,000 worth of gifts, including home renovations, that he received from an Alaska oil services company, the Justice Department said.

National Review Online has called on Stevens to resign, but he isn’t the type for that.  Indeed, I’d be greatly surprised if he even were to abandon his plans for reelection (he’s up this year).  If he doesn’t, we’ll find out whether voters in Alaska are willing to throw him out.  Let's hope they do a bit better than voters in Louisiana did.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Innocent until proven guilty. (Of course, the odds that federal prosecutors would make a mistake in such high profile separation of powers type cases approach 0).