Senators Praise Defeated Crook Ted Stevens

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.

Daily Kos called it a pukefest. Here’s a sample of what happened as reported by the AP, the AFP, the Washington Post, and ABC News.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Stevens “a lion” and then said, “He has been an advocate for his state, and that’s an understatement. I wish nothing but the best for Ted, Catherine [his wife] and his daughter, who I’ve known since she was a little girl.”

“More than anyone else, you have taught me the meaning of representing my state,” said Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.).

“Uncle Ted, I’m going to miss you,” Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig (R-Idaho) said. “This Senate will miss you, your state will miss you and America will miss you.”

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said that no senator “in the history of the US Senate did more for his state than Senator Ted Stevens.”

Sen Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said, “…frankly, I admire him so much. Ted, I believe this cloud will be lifted from you. and it should be.”

“Stand tall,” said Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii).

And in a disgusting version of the Irish blessing, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) said, “May all the roads which you have built, Ted, rise up to meet you… Bless your heart, Ted, I love you.”

Oh, after all of that they gave this 7-time convicted felon a standing ovation.

Pukefest is an understatement.


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