Did you see the farewell speech that 7-time convicted felon Ted Stevens gave to the U.S. Senate today? I don’t know what was worse, his remarks or the bi-partisan praise he received from his fellow Senators.
Monthly Archives: November 2008
Yesterday Jimmy Hyde, Georgia director for the AFL-CIO posted this update on Jim Martin’s campaign to defeat GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Continue reading
The road to a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority is becoming clearer and all signs say it goes through Georgia. Continue reading
For over 200 years, the citizens of the District of Columbia have not had a say in U.S. Senate elections. By any measure this is wrong.
I don’t know about you, but when the voters of Baghdad have more voting rights than the voters of the District of Columbia, I think there is a serious problem.
Tonight that changed when Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich was declared the winner of Alaska’s Senate race. One could argue that when 12 citizens of the District of Columbia voted to convict Senator Ted Stevens on seven counts of corruption, they ensured the election of Mr. Begich.
While that’s not the exactly my idea of establishing D.C. voting rights, it’s close enough for tonight.
I am a blogger. I am a Democrat. But I’m not left wing. Yet I am furious with the Senate Democrats who chose to slap Joe Lieberman’s wrist and left him keep the chairmanship of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. I’m equally furious that Senate Republicans chose to postpone any decision on the future of convicted felon, Sen. Ted Stevens.
Is it a prerequisite to be out of touch if you’re going to serve in the Senate? Continue reading