In case you hadn’t heard, the republican calls for Sen. Ted Stevens, a republican himself, to resign his senate seat are getting louder and more plentiful by the minute.
Earlier in the week Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin have suggested Stevens should resign, as have republican senators Jim DeMint (SC), Lindsey Graham (SC), Gordon Smith (OR), and Norm Coleman (MN). …
Today it was Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (r-KY) telling The Lexington Herald-Leader; “I think he should resign immediately. [..]If he did not do that … there is a 100 percent certainty that he would be expelled from the Senate.”
And then you have republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who is also under investigation by federal officials by the way, who told the Anchorage Daily News; “I can remember Richard Nixon, you know, his years of service, what he's done, and everybody [was] ridiculing him, and he ended up being the greatest president in the history of our century. ... The Senator will be re-elected. He will appeal it. When he does go, he will win it because there's no way this is a jury of his peers.”
First, let me just say this; Richard Nixon, ‘greatest president of our century’… really? What would Ronnie say?
Second; it’s clear that some people are SO immerse in their corruption that they don’t even recognize the reality or severity of their crimes… Mr. Young, like Mr. Stevens, is one of those people.
Third; with the ever-growing calls for Stevens to step down, what exactly is he waiting for?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008