Bugdoodle, flapjack looney Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is upset that the FBI and the IRS are searching his home in Alaska. He is undoubtedly furious that a search warrant was obtained.
CNN Radio reports that he’s been avoiding the press all day, and played a tape of Dana Bash confronting him in a stairwell, asking for a statement on the investigation. Stevens yelled: “Can’t you understand English?” [more complete transcript at Eschaton]
At about the same time, and showing his keen grasp of the subtleties and nuances of modern politics, Stevens hit on a strategy to “strike back” at LEAST as effective as his description of the Internet as “a series of tubes.”
From Politico’s “The Crypt”:
July 31, 2007
Stevens threatens to block ethics bill
Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, whose home back in Alaska was raided by federal investigators Monday in a wide-ranging corruption investigation, has threatened to place a hold on the Democratic-drafted ethics legislation just passed by the House and expected on the Senate floor by week’s end.
The senator told a closed session of fellow Republicans today …
Gee whiz, Senator Stevens, what EXACTLY is your point, here?
Bridge to Nowhere?
A series of tubes
Putting a hold on the ethics bill to protest being criminally investigated?
This stuff almost writes itself.