Senator Ted Stevens (R – Alaska) was indicted this week on seven felony counts. He received more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from an oil contractor that lobbied him for government aid. He’s also accused of lying on his Senate financial disclosure reports.
Stevens is also known for his support of the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”, which has become the poster-child for unnecessary and irresponsible government spending. Stevens threatened to quit Congress if the funds were diverted from the bridge construction to relief for Hurricane Katrina.
Nowdays, a Senator being indicted for corruption doesn’t really catch my attention, but Ted Stevens has made a name for himself after he gave this clear and thorough explanation of the Internet. The internet is not a big truck, it’s a series of tubes.