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.
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.