Time to follow up on a promise

Letter to the editor

Posted: Monday, December 26, 2005

The spectacle Ted Stevens made of himself over the last couple of weeks was pretty disgusting, no matter which side of the Arctic refuge dispute you are on. Do we really want to be represented in Congress by someone whose ethical code says it is acceptable to violate the Senate rules, use blackmail and take hostages to get what he wants? I was astounded at the whiney temper tantrum he threw when his colleagues gave him a well-deserved spanking. A few weeks ago Ted said he would resign if he didn't get his way on the "Bridges to Nowhere" appropriation. He embarrassed us with that legislation too. It's time for him to make good on his promise.

Paul H. Grant


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