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Sen. Stevens
By Robert Glenn


August 19, 2008
Tuesday PM

I wrote an earlier letter to Sitnews concerning Sen. Stevens. They apparently did not like it and did not print it. So this time I am going to keep in simple.

Senator Steven is not being indicted because of his Bridge to Nowhere. He is the longest public serving member of the Senate and he is being indicted on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

Now why would this be a big deal? Because companies should be allowed to fairly bid on getting jobs. By offering favors for jobs other companies who could have done a job and maybe would have bid cheaper were not even given a fair chance.

And also, because as a public servant he is required to fill out these documents which he has done over all the years as a senator. By not filling them out correctly, or giving the excuses he is giving Senator Stevens is lying to the American people. This is not the first one he has filled out. He is being held accountable.

While the bridges to no where were felt to be a great pork barrel spending project, there have been others in Stevens past, and if you dont want unnecessary attention, then you dont over do things. Having a tantrum and threatening to quit congress if you dont get your way is a definate way to get unwanted attention. Now he has it.

Robert Glenn
New York, NY

About: "Lived in Ketchikan for 3 years."

Received August 18, 2008 - Published August 19, 2008


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