Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that threatened to end the 40-year career of Alaska's political patriarch in disgrace. The verdict, coming barely a week before Election Day, increased Stevens' difficulty in winning what already was a difficult race against Democratic challenger Mark Begich. Democrats hope to seize the once reliably Republican seat as part of their bid for a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
What can you say, except may he only be the first of a long line? If there is actually justice in this country, then every other corrupt Republican politician should also be convicted of his crimes, and sentenced to his or her crimes as well.
When compared to what Stevens is guilty of, Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby, Rice, et al, are guilty of far more dastardly deeds and must be punished accordingly, don't you think?