April 9th, 2009
04:58 PM ET

Turnabout is fair play

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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/09/stevens-ted-wife-crths.jpg caption="Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and his wife Catherine outside the federal courthouse on Tuesday in Washington, DC"]

Jami Floyd
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Former Senator Ted Stevens has filed the paperwork necessary to lay the groundwork for another senatorial bid. It seems the disgraced octogenarian wants to return to the Senate in 2014.

And why not? Sure, he was convicted of seven counts of making false statements and various other ethics violations; but the indictment underlying his convictions was withdrawn last week by new Attorney General Eric Holder who was deeply troubled by the prosecutorial misconduct in the case.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Roger Fisher

    Be real, where can you get a job screwing the people of the US and get away with it, get to collect a paycheck and talk about all the good you have done, with only wasted taxpayer money. We need to look at all the people in congress and start with there taxes and who they get there donations from.
    Not just Stvens but all of them. I do believe that any donations to anyone in office should not be allowed to vote on any bill that involves them this is a conflict of interest and a clear sign of corrruption in or government. As with DOBBBS a lier and is no good for us, if caught out you go with no hearing, look at that guy with his taxes, my wife did it and still 6 months later noth has happened to him and he is still getting a paycheck from our money, dang he is part of the group that writes the laws, and he is part of the problem we have in government today, to big to remove because of all his lying cheating friends sitting next to him.

    April 10, 2009 at 8:25 am |
  2. anthony /Hannibal Mo

    He is just one who got caught in washington. There is lots more but we just need catch them and kick them out. But until then he fits right in with the rest.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    Good grief – the man is in his 80s and 2014 is 5 years away. Has he heard of the word "retirement"? I know Storm Thurmond served until his death at almost age 100, but I would think that would be the rare exception and not the rule. I think Stevens should find some hobbies or work in community outreach if he wants to continue to serve but leave the Senate to the younger generation and some new blood – especially since he was guilty of what he was accused of despite it being thrown out.

    April 9, 2009 at 8:01 pm |