Ted Stevens

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 28, 2008

Category: US Presidential Election 2008

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
2:59 pm and is filed
under US Presidential Election 2008.

I am here to save you a needless tube journey:

Yes, that Ted Stevens.

YouTube – DJ Ted Stevens Techno Remix: “A Series of Tubes”

Time – Can Ted Stevens Still Win Alaska?: Stevens, 84, was found guilty Monday on seven felony counts for failing to report $250,000 in improper gifts he received from Bill Allen, the disgraced executive of an oil services company.

FiveThirtyEight – Senate Projections, Baked Alaska Edition: Our projection models are designed to be fairly dynamic — but you don’t usually have the circumstance wherein a sitting senator gets convicted on seven felony counts (appeal pending!) eight days before an election. So, a little bit of creativity is going to be required…

Rolling Stone – The Sarah and Ted Show: Under the old rules, Stevens’ corruption scandal could well have blown over as a parochial scandal of the great, oily North. But since picking Palin, McCain & Co. have staked out Alaska as the living, beating heart of American authenticity.

WSJ Blogs – McCain Calls on Sen. Stevens to Resign, Palin Does Not: His running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has not called on her home state colleague to resign. While the statement released by the campaign today had the McCain-Palin logo on it, it was a statement only from the Arizona senator.

And, finally, before you even start trying to think of a witty headline, take a look at the quip on Fark that made me give up before I even started:

“Prison; it’s not like a big building, it’s more like a series of cubes.”

If there’s anyone on the planet who would like to try following that, please be my guest.


  1. Professor Paul says

    I'd have said more like public school, but you meet a better class of person inside.

  2. Manic says

    Well, you say that, but I hear there are some prisons where…. well, let's just say that the difference comes down to their use of tubes. And barbed wire.(Health check: Could be an urban legend based on wishful thinking. Mostly it's described as a punishment dealt out to rapists or paedophiles. Tube goes in anus, barbed wire goes in tube, tube is extracted leaving recipient of barbed wire with a dilemma of sorts.)

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