Big Oil corrupts — the definitive “Dog Bites Man” story:
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska’s political patriarch…. Stevens, 84, was convicted of all the charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts from a wealthy oil contractor.
The monthlong trial revealed that employees for VECO Corp., an oil services company, transformed Stevens’ modest mountain cabin into a modern, two-story home with wraparound porches, a sauna and a wine cellar.
The Senate’s longest-serving Republican, Stevens said he had no idea he was getting freebies.
What’s funny is that Alaska has built their its economy around petro-dollar socialism, huge handouts from Big Oil. And yet the most famous Alaskan politician has the gall to accuse her opponents of being socialists, saying “now is no time to experiment with socialism.” Now that is projection.
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