Ted Stevens: weaslier than France
We gave Alaska two seats in the Senate. Can we please take away the chairmanships for malfeasance?
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Ah yes, so we know the identity of the Senator who placed the anonymous hold on the Coburn-Obama earmark legislation. Big shocker there, eh? Ted Stevens' staff acknowledged to reporters today that
the flaming bag of pus1 their boss was the culprit. But as bad as Stevens is, his staff keeps digging a deeper hole:
"He prefers to handle things at the member to member level or at the staff level," Saunders said. "That's the way Sen. Stevens has always operated."
Translated: "screw you, Coburn." Check out Mark Tapscott for the timeline of Senator Coburn's staff making requests ad naseum to meet with Stevens and/or staff to address concerns about the bill and being blown off repeatedly. (and kudos to Coburn's people for sharing the details)
And to make the story even more interesting - it appears that now a Democratic member has placed their own hold on the bill. Ugh.
1 - hey, I didn't coin the phrase about Stevens.
[UPDATE BY ERICK] RedState has been told reliably that Sen. Byrd is the Democrat who also has a hold on the bill.