Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Party of "Family Values"

Ted Stevens indicted, longest-serving GOP senator
By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
29 July 2008
WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator and a major figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor that lobbied him for government aid.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but to me "family values" means stuff like honesty, not taking bribes, doing an honest day's work for an honest day's pay, telling the truth, etc.

Coupled with
U.S. Justice Department report concludes politics illegally affected hiring
By Eric Lichtblau
Published: July 29, 2008
International Herald Tribune
Senior aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by using politics to guide their hiring decisions for a wide range of important department positions, slowing the hiring process at critical times and damaging the department's credibility and independence, an internal report concluded Monday.
I'm just not sure the Republicans understand "values" the same way I do.

Stop the madness.

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