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Nomination Process Absurd

November 5, 2008
The Advertiser-Tribune

Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska, is on trial in Washington for dishonesty, falsifying his financial disclosure forms to hide gifts and improvements to his personal residence. He should be found guilty. This is being written before the announcement of the verdict. In part my prediction of a guilty verdict comes based upon his behavior under cross-examination by the federal prosecutor who happens to be a female. Stevens, an octogenarian, long has held sway and had his way. He certainly has not had to be very answerable all during these past decades when his machine has delivered the votes to keep him in office. These votes have caused his ascendency to a kingly position on Capitol Hill. Over these many years it is clear he has become hierarchical and princely.



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