Palin’s bestest buddy guilty as hell

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A federal jury found Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Of Course) guilty of all seven false statement charges against him. Essentially, filthy rich oilman Bill Allen and his cronies gave Sen. Stevens $250,000 in gifts and home improvements. Stevens failed to disclose the gifts on the financial disclosure form he’s required to file with the Senate. That nondisclosure was basis of the criminal charges.

Stevens is a cantankerous old bastard. At 84 years of age, he’s been serving in the Senate since 1968, longer than any other Republican. Like a fractious old hospital patient who’s pissed off that the pill lady is late, Stevens is putting up quite a fuss. He’s not resigning and his reelection campaign continues. The conviction, he says, was the result of prosecutorial misconduct rather than his own. Seems that Senate rules don’t prohibit a convicted felon from serving, and it would take 2/3 supermajority vote to throw him out.

Alaska governor, young earth creationist, inveterate liar and race-baiter Sarah Palin, once Sen. Stevens’ bosom buddy, was quick to shove the old fucker under the bus while at the same time tooting her own horn:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, also appeared to distance herself from her home-state lawmaker, using the conviction as an opportunity to trumpet her own anti-corruption credentials.

Palin, who has clashed with Washington’s Republican congressional delegation in the past, said in a statement that the verdict “shines a light on the corrupting influence of the big oil service company that was allowed to control too much of our state. It was part of the culture of corruption that I was elected to fight. And that fight must always move forward, regardless of party or seniority or even past service.”

Palin concluded: “I’m confident Sen. Stevens will do what’s right for the people of Alaska.”

But it wasn’t always this way. In happier times, before Stevens’ indictment and Palin’s selection as totally insane John McCain’s running made, i.e., early July of this very year, Palin had “great respect” for Stevens. Let’s remember the good times, shall we?

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun

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