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Ted Stevens and other Parasites Cry about Losing their Free Lunch



August 01, 2007 – Comments (6)

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"But in a closed-door lunch with fellow Republican senators yesterday, Stevens (R-Alaska) himself threatened to block the measure, objecting that the legislation's new restrictions on lawmakers' use of corporate jets would unfairly penalize members of Congress who live in distant states, such as himself."

Let's also note that the editors at thePost ought to know enough to know not to end that sentence with "himself."

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 01, 2007 at 1:16 PM, MakeItSeven (31.26) wrote:

I like this legislation:

 "The legislation would end secret "holds" in the Senate, which allow a single senator to block action without disclosing that he or she has done so."

It's absolutely insidious that a single person can block the whole Senate without even admitting that he did it.


The Democrats are cleaning up the filth.   Good on them.

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#2) On August 01, 2007 at 1:47 PM, allstar31 (99.89) wrote:

I'm glad to see you back Bent.  I love to read scathing political commentary while trying out my new best investing ideas.

I'm still hoping to crack the top ten at this point.  My best place ever was 25th.  Fool on!


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#3) On August 01, 2007 at 1:56 PM, freunddoggy (35.62) wrote:

Unbelievable. I look forward to the day when morals are returned to politics, whether forced by law or not. This is one step in the right direction. Thanks for bringing it to light!

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#4) On August 01, 2007 at 4:22 PM, gembree (99.87) wrote:

Doesn't he have more important things to worry about right now than perquisites?  Like staying out of jail?

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#5) On August 01, 2007 at 7:47 PM, warrl (< 20) wrote:

freunddoggy, do you mean that morals could once be found in politics?

If so, when was that?

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#6) On August 02, 2007 at 2:57 AM, StockSpreadsheet (63.33) wrote:

I think America's founding fathers had morals and honor, (though slavery was and is a very immoral practice).  Many of them put their lives and fortunes on the line to better the plight of the colonists and themselves when they revolted against Britain.  Not sure when morals left politics, though it was probably soon after the presidency of the last of the founding fathers that held the presidency and the congressional seats. 

From everything I have read, Truman was a very honest and moral politician.  I think that Carter was basically honest and moral, even if he was an idiot.  I also believe that former Senator Proxmire was very moral and honest, from everything I have heard about him.  I believe the same could be true of former Representative Barbara Jordan of Texas.

So I think the majority of our politicians were honest and moral at the start of the Republic, and think that we have had a few moral and honest politicians down through the years.  Unfortunately, they are not nearly as common as we would all like them to be.


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