Tuesday, August 5, 2008

In case you needed one more reason...

For those few remaining voters in Alaska who haven't quite made up their minds about the upcoming US Senate race, here's a tidbit for you.  

On his way to the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing, George W. Bush made a brief stop over at Eielson Air Force base near Fairbanks. While there, he addressed a group of military personnel assigned to the base. In his short remarks, Mr. Bush found time to heap praise on incumbent Republican Senator Ted Stevens: "The United States military has had... no better friend and supporter than Ted Stevens", he effused. 

Mr. Stevens, who was in attendance at the event, must have been as surprised as everyone at such kudos from W. under the circumstances.  After all, the six-term Senator was indicted just last week on seven felony counts of making false statements about his finances. When questioned about Mr. Bush's comments, the White House issued a statement saying the remarks were "perfectly appropriate". 

Well alrighty then...  I guess if your approval ratings are as low as Bush's and Stevens', any company is good company.

The Democratic candidate for Mr. Stevens' seat, Mayor Mark Begich of Anchorage, must be delighted with his on-going good fortune.

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