Friday, August 27, 2010

None of the above: Harry Reid vs. Sharron Angle

The Las Vegas Review Journal has an interesting poll out today showing that Nevada voters would prefer someone other that Harry Reid or Sharron Angle. 
Two-thirds of voters who say they back Sharron Angle wish another Republican had won the nomination, according to a poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow that shows deep dissatisfaction with both the Tea Party pick and U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. 
Nearly eight of 10 voters who remain undecided or who don't like Angle or Reid say they, too, would have preferred if the staunch conservative hadn't won the June 8 primary over her more moderate foes. And 58 percent of such nonaligned voters say they wish Reid hadn't won the Democratic nomination, suggesting a majority of Nevadans are unhappy with their choices.  [MORE] 
While this may sound like very bad news for Sharron Angle, Legal Insurrection points out what is really going on. 
The latest Mason-Dixon Poll released by the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows Reid up 1 point, 45-44.
The headlines are screaming that 68% of voters would have preferred another GOP candidate, but that seems like a meaningless number since the choice is between Reid and Angle, and on that choice voters are largely split.  If anything, that number may reflect that voters wanted a stronger GOP candidate to get rid of Reid, hardly a measure in which Reid should take comfort.
Here are the key numbers:  Reid still is only polling at 45%, an abysmal number this late in the game for a multi-term incumbent.  Despite two months of pummelling Angle, Reid still has higher negative numbers: 

It isn’t surprising to me to see that Nevada Republicans are less than enthusiastic about Angle. Angle’s problem is that she simply was not ready for the hot glare of the national media. Just like Rand Paul, once Angle emerged the winner, the media quickly set out to paint her as extreme. Angle’s inexperience with dealing with a lopsided media quickly provided tons of fodder that could be used to paint her as extreme. 

Angle could have benefited greatly from a media consultant who could have helped her quickly define herself, rather than having herself defined by the Reid camp and the media.

Fortunately for Angle, she is running against Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate Majority leader. All the bad stuff over the last two years can be instantly tied to Harry (Bailouts = Harry, Stimulus = Harry, ObamaCare = Harry, backroom wheeling and dealing = Harry). Angle simply needs to keep driving this message home and then ask the simply question, does Harry really deserve another term after all of that?

For Harry Reid, time is running out. There is just a little over 60 days before midterm elections and he is still below 50% and only one point ahead of  Sharron Angle. There really isn’t much more Reid can do other than to keep going negative on Angle. Everyone knows who he is and what he has done. Reid simply cannot run from his record.

To add insult to injury, the NRA has now declared they will not be endorsing Reid’s re-election bid. This is coming after a recent e-mail praising Reid on guns!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Being tough pays off: N.J. voters approve of Chris Christie

When Republicans take control of Congress next year, they would do well to pay heed to Chris Christie’s latest approval numbers. 
New Jersey Online: The Quinnipiac University survey of 1,190 registered voters found 51 percent approve of Christie’s job performance, while 36 percent disapprove. Voters are also more likely to identify Christie as a “leader” (51 percent) than as a “bully” (39 percent) when asked to choose.
It’s a significant improvement from June, when voters were split down the middle on both Christie’s approval rating and whether he’s more of a bully or a leader.[…]
Christie’s ratings are better than what his predesessor, Democrat Jon Corzine, chalked up in his first summer. Coming off a battle with the Legislature that temporarily shut down state government, Corzine had a 44 percent approval rating in a July 2006 Quinnipiac poll.[…] 
Garden State voters are split on how they feel about President Obama, with 47 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving — his lowest rating in any New Jersey Quinnipiac poll. [MORE] 
If Chris Christie can make the hard choices in a blue state like New Jersey and no suffer from it, then national Republicans need not worry about making the hard choices when they take control of Congress. The American people have pretty much figured out that the bill for decades of reckless spending has come due.  They are pretty much ready to take the harsh medicine needed to put our financial house in order. All that is required is a dose of honesty from Washington and change in the national narrative.

Christie has successfully changed the narrative by casting the tax payer as the victim and government largess as the victimizer. Christie will continue to be a success so long as he stays clear of foolish comments like opining on Snooki and the Ground Zero Mosque.

Via: RGA

Associated Press to Staff: Don’t call it Ground Zero Mosque

It looks like the Associated Press is picking sides in the Ground Zero Mosque controversy. The Associated Press’s Standards Center issued a staff advisory on how to cover the Ground Zero Mosque. 
Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington:
1. We should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away…
In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:
_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site
_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site
_ mosque near ground zero
_ mosque near WTC site [MORE] 

Give me a break. If AP is worried about the connotations from the name  “Ground Zero Mosque”, then they are a day late and a dollar short, because the name "Ground Zero Mosque" is already part of the American lexicon. Luckily Sarah Palin is right there to correct AP’s foolishness. 
Sarah Palin via Twitter: Pelosi's investigation of Harry Reid&Howard Dean&others who oppose Ground Zero Mosque will be enlightening,we're sure.(Note to AP: GZM term) 
Via: The Hill

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oh-Oh, One Out of Five Americans Think Obama is a Muslim

You will recall during the campaign, Team Obama was doing any and every thing to dispel the notion that The Won was a Muslim. They were quite effective at squashing the notion.  However, since getting into office, the notion of Obama being a Muslim is starting to take root.

In a new Pew Research Poll, the number of Americans who think Obama is a Muslim is now on the rise.  
A substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined. More than a year and a half into his presidency, a plurality of the public says they do not know what religion Obama follows.
A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34%) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Fully 43% say they do not know what Obama’s religion is. The survey was completed in early August, before Obama’s recent comments about the proposed construction of a mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.  [MORE] 
Of course many on the left are saying these numbers reflect the effectiveness of the Right Wing Smear Machine.  I say nonsense. Obama himself has fueled these numbers with his own actions by showing more than just a little deference to the Muslim world.  For example:

These are just a few examples. The Right Wing Smear Machine did not make them up. Obama himself chose to do all of these things and each feeds into the idea that he is a Muslim.

Despite continually bending over backwards for the Muslim world, it appears that Obama has gained diddle squat for it from Muslims. In the very same poll, Pew Research finds that among the various religious groups, Obama gets the smallest approval from Muslims.

With results like that, one has to wonder Obama continues to believe that giving extreme deference to Muslims is a winning strategy. Unless of course he is doing it because he really is a …. Things that make you go, humm?

More “Unexpected” Unemployment Claims

I don’t know about you, but I have grown very tired of the word “unexpected”. I am especially tired of hearing that word in conjunction with “unemployment”! Just last week unemployment claims “unexpectedly” topped 484k and now this: 
CNBC: New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 in the week ended August 14, the highest since mid-November, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims slipping to 476,000 from the previously reported 484,000 the prior week, which was revised up to 488,000 in Thursday's report. [MORE]
Michelle Malkin says that the use of the word “unexpected” has now reached the point of parody.  Sorry, Michelle, it has gone way beyond that to the point of being a cruel joke.


NRSC Video “Extreme”

One of the left’s favorite things to do is to paint the most pedestrian conservative positions and politicians as “extreme”. Then they try to portray their radical views as mainstream.  Obviously, our left leaning media never ever points out to the leftists how out of step they really are with the American people.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has picked up the media’s slack and really drives home the point of just how extreme the left’s positions are. Check it out.

Republicans finally seem to be getting media savvy. This is the second Republican video that seems to be on the money. Personally, I wish it wasn’t just a web video but one that the NRSC was broadcasting coast to coast.

Save this video. The next time one of your liberal friends says that the right is extreme show this to them.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Liberals Out of Touch, Part 638: The F*ck Tea Project

Ben Smith blog: To that end, the Agenda Project, a new, progressive group with roots in New York's fundraising scene and a goal of strengthening the progressive movement, has launched the "F.*.c.k. Tea project," which is aimed, the group's founder Erica Payne wrote in an e-mail this morning, "to dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progressive cause."
""We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country F*ck Tea," Payne told POLITICO. "Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or just a great way to say, 'I love you and our country' to your spouse, friend or family."
Payne, a veteran consultant to progressive groups, is a co-founder of the Democracy Alliance, the low-profile group of liberal mega-donors who helped build the Center for American Progress and other new organizations that grew in the Bush years. 
The new project, so far, features merchandise, polling statistics aimed to paint Tea Party members as ignorant, and a mocking video. 
If the Agenda Project really wants to “dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progress cause”, then the best way to go about that would be to have any one of these abysmal progressive policies actually work on the economy. For the people facing endless unemployment, home foreclosure or withering job security, silly tee shirts, gag gifts and slogans just won’t cut it.

Unless progressives actually start turning things around the American people won’t be dismissing the Tea Party anytime soon, instead they will more likely be telling progressives everywhere: "F*ck You"!

Via: Ben Smith’s Blog

Recovery Summer my foot! New unemployment claims jumps to 484k

When you look at this story and the last one about deficit spending, you get the feeling the wheels are really coming off America. No wonder almost two thirds of Americans think we have not hit bottom yet. 
WASHINGTON (AP) — The employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.
It’s a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.
First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 484,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Analysts had expected a drop. That’s the highest total since February.
Initial claims have now risen in three of the last four weeks and are close to their high point for the year of 490,000, reached in late January. The four-week average, which smooths volatility, soared by 14,250 to 473,500, also the highest since late February.
Analysts said that the unexpected rise in claims suggests hiring in August won’t be much better than July. The economy added a net 12,000 jobs last month after excluding the loss of temporary census positions.
The jobless claims report “represents a very adverse turn in the labor market, threatening income growth and consumer spending,” Pierre Ellis, an economist at Decision Economics, wrote in a note to clients.
Recovery Summer is looking more like a Cruel Summer. Cue Bananarama.

Via: Politico 

Washington adds another $165 billion to deficit in July alone

Remember Obama’s big talk about Pay-Go?

Perhaps some ninny in the Lamestream Media will ask The Won how he can reconcile his previous words with this: 
Wall Street Journal: The U.S. government spent itself deeper into the red last month, paying nearly $20 billion in interest on debt and an additional $9.8 billion to help unemployed Americans.
Federal spending eclipsed revenue for the 22nd straight time, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The $165.04 billion deficit, while a bit smaller than the $169.5 billion shortfall expected by economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires, was the second highest for the month on record. The highest was $180.68 billion in July 2009.
The government usually runs a deficit during July, which is the 10th month of the fiscal year. So far in fiscal 2010, the government spent $1.169 trillion more than it made. That figure is about $98 billion lower than during the comparable period a year earlier.
For all of fiscal 2009, the U.S. ran a record $1.42 trillion deficit. Fiscal 2010 might run a little higher—the Obama administration sees $1.47 trillion.
Gateway Pundit correctly points out that July’s $165 billion in new debt is greater that all the debt George Bush racked up in all of 2007. This is why I am completely floor when idiots ask, why wasn't anyone complaining when Bush was racking up deficits?  It's the magnitude, stupid!

Via: Gateway Pundit

Hope and Change: It came in like a lion, but is going out like a scam

Yesterday FOUAD AJAMI had a blistering critique in the Wall Street Journal of the Obama Era. The Op-ed titled The Obsolescence of Barack Obama” details why aura of Obama is forever shattered.
Not long ago Barack Obama, for those who were spellbound by him, had the stylishness of JFK and the historic mission of FDR riding to the nation's rescue. Now it is to Lyndon B. Johnson's unhappy presidency that Democratic strategist Robert Shrum compares the stewardship of Mr. Obama. Johnson, wrote Mr. Shrum in the Week magazine last month, never "sustained an emotional link with the American people" and chose to escalate a war that "forced his abdication as president."
A broken link with the public, and a war in Afghanistan he neither embraces and sells to his party nor abandons—this is a time of puzzlement for President Obama. His fall from political grace has been as swift as his rise a handful of years ago. He had been hot political property in 2006 and, of course, in 2008. But now he will campaign for his party's 2010 candidates from afar, holding fund raisers but not hitting the campaign trail in most of the contested races. Those mass rallies of Obama frenzy are surely of the past. [Read the whole thing]
Ajami’s observations come at a time when the latest polls confirm his observations.

For those of us who did not vote for Obama none of this is coming as a surprise. A man, any man, with such a paper thin resume stood little chance of living up to the hype of Hope and Change.  Those who swallowed the hype are now coming to grips with the reality that Obama is no messiah.

As you read Ajami column, I caution you not to mistake this for the end of Obama presidency or that his fate is sealed for 2012.  Obama has two years on the clock and in politics two years might as well be two millennia, anything can happen.  Instead, understand that the carefully crafted persona of Obama as lightbringer, messiah, or Superman is now officially dead for almost all Americans. The great Hope and Change that came in like a lion has now gone out like a scam.

UPDATE: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown

Nile Gardnier from the UK Telegraph has a column up today that pretty much sums up the Obama presidency thus far. 
There are an array of reasons behind the stunning decline and political fall of President Obama, chief among them fears over the current state of the US economy, with widespread concern over high levels of unemployment, the unstable housing market, and above all the towering budget deficit. Americans are increasingly rejecting President Obama’s big government solutions to America’s economic woes, which many fear will lead to the United States sharing the same fate as Greece.
Growing disillusionment with the Obama administration’s handling of the economy as well as health care and immigration has gone hand in hand with mounting unhappiness with the President’s aloof and imperial style of leadership, and a growing perception that he is out of touch with ordinary Americans, especially at a time of significant economic pain. Barack Obama’s striking absence of natural leadership ability (and blatant lack of experience) has played a big part in undermining his credibility with the US public, with his lacklustre handling of the Gulf oil spill coming under particularly intense fire.
On the national security and foreign policy front, President Obama has not fared any better. His leadership on the war in Afghanistan has been confused and at times lacking in conviction, and seemingly dictated by domestic political priorities rather than military and strategic goals. His overall foreign policy has been an appalling mess, with his flawed strategy of engagement of hostile regimes spectacularly backfiring. And as for the War on Terror, his administration has not even acknowledged it is fighting one. 
Read through the ten reasons and file them away. After the Democrats receive their November beatdown from the public, the ten reasons Gardnier labels today will be the same things openly discussed in the US media after November.

Via: Gallup 
Via: UK Telegraph

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Harry Reid goes racial again: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican."

Harry, Harry, Harry, you sour puss cracker! Just cannot leave that race card alone for five minutes can you? After comparing opposition to ObamaCare to those who opposed the abolition of slavery and then making that Negro dialect comment about Obama, Harry Reid has decided he knows what is best for Hispanics. 
The Weekly Standard: While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?" Watch the video here: 

For starters, Harry Reid might want to try speaking with some Cuban Americans.  After experiencing extreme leftist policies first hand, many of them could write volumes about why they are Republicans.

Another person Harry Reid should talk to on the subject would be Hispanic Republican Brian Sandoval. Sandoval is currently beating the pants of Harry Reid’s son Rory Reid in Nevada’s gubernatorial race.

For a real eye opener, Harry Reid should talk to my friend Samuel Gonzalez author of The Last Tradition. In an email we shared this morning on this topic, Samuel had this to say: 
Harry Reid the Noble Racist 
As a Latino and strong Conservative, I won’t say I was personally offended by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s recent comments when he told Latinos on the campaign trail, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?"
I’m not offended, but Hispanics in Navada and across the nation should be! 
They should  be offended because Reid is doing exactly what all Denocrats do to Latinos and Blacks come election time, crack the “mental plantation” whip that keeps Latinos in line.  
You see, according to Harry Reid’s mindset, Latinos are an inferior group that cannot achieve anything for themselves without the help of the government or the Democrat Party.  
You can call it the "racism of dependency and low expectations".  White Democrats get to practice this type of racism with impunity only because Latinos and Blacks let them get away with it.  
These types of comments by Reid and other Democrats will continue because they know it works with the target audience. 
So as a Latino who voted for Ronald Reagan, I ask my fellow Latinos and Blacks, how long will you continue to support a party that expects nothing from you except your votes to keep their party afloat?  A party that says to you through lies and deception that they are your only protectors and hide their true history of being the original enslavers of Black people.  
How long will you succumb to “group think” that perpetually ties you to one party from birth simply because of the color of your skin?  
Can you really call that freedom or is it slavery? 
I will let Harry Reid chew on that.

Via: Real Clear Politics

VIDEO: Three Things You Did Not Know About Islam

I wonder if NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the other Ground Zero Mosque supporters would ever take the time to actually learn about Islam? I doubt it. Perhaps if they did, they would reconsider the whole “religious tolerance” angle.

Charlie Rangel’s Rant: “Hey, if I was you I may want me to go away too. I am not going away! I am here!”

Highlights from Mediaite: 
• “The President wants dignity, let’s have dignity in this house, where the ethics committee means something. And that none of you, if the newspapers say anything, will have to wait two years before you can say ‘no comment.’”
• “Why did I take the floor today? When I haven’t found one lawyer that said I should do it. I haven’t even found one friend that said I should do it.”
• “If I can’t get my dignity back here, then fire your best shot in getting rid of me through expulsion.”
• “Hey, if I was you I may want me to go away too. I am not going away! I am here!”
Some are calling Rangel’s rant a Blago moment and that is a pretty apt description. The Democrats created this monster. They have had control of Congress since 2006 and knew about all of Rangel’s shenanigans.  They chose to ignore it. Now with less than 90 days until midterm elections, Charlie Rangel is digging his heels in.

Truth be told, who can blame him. With a gerrymander district and a few hits of racism, Rangel has a real shot at reelection. Factor in the fact that whether Rangel stays or goes, Democrats are still likely to loose control of the House and you can understand why Rangel can completely ignore Democrats’s pleas for him to resign.

Video h/t: Hot Air

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

UPDATED: How to quit your job with style: Say it with pictures!

As a photographer, I cannot help but love how this young lady dropkicked her stinky boss with pictures!  This is the good old fashion American Spirit at its finest. The entertainment industry should snap her up pronto! 
The Chive: We received the following photos last night from a person who works with this girl. Her name is Jenny (not confirmed) - we're working our contact for Jenny's last name. Yesterday morning, Jenny quit her job with a (flash)bang by emailing these photos to the entire office, about 20 employees we're told. Awesome doesn't begin to describe this office heroine. Check back as we will be updating if we get more details.

UPDATE: WE have made contact with Jenny and will be posting a follow-up story tomorrow morning with more information.

UPDATE: Hoax :-(

It really pays to do your homework on the net.  It turns out old Jenny isn't real (boo hoo).
Left Coast Rebel:The story of 'Jenny the dry board job quitter' is certainly genius. Most importantly, is the story real? I hate to (potentially) burst your bubble:
(Media Memo) Today, our favorite job quitter is “Jenny” — “a girl” who left her job by sending co-workers a series of photos where she uses a whiteboard to insult her boss and expose his fondness for Farmville.
We know that the Steve Slater story is true. But what about Jenny’s story?
Almost certainly made up.
The story showed up this morning on, a dude-centric site run by brothers John and Leo Resig, who own a series of photo/humor sites. Before that, the Resigs ran a site called Derober, which features doctored photos of celebrities in their underwear.
And Derober’s moment in the spotlight came back in December 2007, when it made up a story about Donald Trump leaving a $10,000 tip on a $82.27 bill. The story was convincing enough to fool Fox News and the New York Post (both of which are owned by News Corp., which also owns this site).
Brothers John and Leo Resig have fooled millions with previous gags so the likelihood of 'dry chalkboard job-quitting Jenny's' story being valid is slim. It's still funny though!
Maybe Americans will be blessed beyond our wildest dreams by Barack Obama quitting the job he hates anyway, via a dry erase board.

Robert Gibbs vs. The Professional Left

In an interview with The Hill, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs unloaded on progressives for their bitchin’ about the administration’s perceived shortcomings. 
The Hill: During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”
Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
As to be expected, Gibbs’ remarks set the left side of the blogosphere ablaze. By midday, Gibbs was backtracking:
I watch too much cable, I admit. Day after day it gets frustrating. Yesterday I watched as someone called legislation to prevent teacher layoffs a bailout -- but I know that's not a view held by many, nor were the views I was frustrated about.
So what I may have said inartfully, let me say this way -- since coming to office in January 2009, this White House and Congress have worked tirelessly to put our country back on the right path. Most importantly, to dig our way out of a huge recession and build an economy that makes America more competitive and our middle class more secure. Some are frustrated that the change we want hasn't come fast enough for many Americans. That we all understand.
But in 17 months, we have seen Wall Street reform, historic health care reform, fair pay for women, a recovery act that pulled us back from a depression and got our economy moving again, record investments in clean energy that are creating jobs, student loan reforms so families can afford college, a weapons system canceled that the Pentagon didn't want, reset our relationship with the world and negotiated a nuclear weapons treaty that gets us closer to a world without fear of these weapons, just to name a few. And at the end of this month, 90,000 troops will have left Iraq and our combat mission will come to an end.
Even so, we will continue to work each day on the promises and commitments that the President made traveling all over this country for two years and produce the change we know is possible.
In November, America will get to choose between going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess, or moving forward with the policies that are leading us out.
So we should all, me included, stop fighting each other and arguing about our differences on certain policies, and instead work together to make sure everyone knows what is at stake because we've come too far to turn back now.
Robert Gibbs is such a tool. There was no need for him to apologize to the “Professional Left” (aka the far left progressives), the reason why is because the "Professional Left" is just like those crazy battered women who refuse to leave abusive relationships. Sure they are hopping mad about what he said, but we all know that come 2012 these folks will return to the polls in droves if it meant hearing “Madame President Palin” for the next eight years.

The “Professional Left” may want an even more progressive agenda and will grumble mightily about the lack of one, but their absolute hatred of the right pretty much insures that they will come back to the fold, no matter how much they are abused today. Perhaps Obama realizes this too. It would explain why he has repeatedly thrown some members of his base under the bus.

Rest In Peace: Senator Ted Stevens killed in Dillingham plane crash

After several hours of unconfirmed reports, it is now official that former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in the Dillingham plane crash.
KTUU: ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Mitch Rose, spokesperson for the Stevens family, has confirmed that Sen. Ted Stevens was killed in a plane crash near Dillingham Monday night.
Nine people were on board, including former NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe. Five people were killed in the crash, but other identities were not known. […]
The Stevens family released a statement Tuesday afternoon: "The Ted Stevens family offers their prayers for all those on board and for their families. We thank the brave men and women who are are working to reach the site. We continue to work with the Alaska National Guard, the US Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers. We thank everyone for their support and prayers." 
Despite the cloud of corruption that ended Steven’s long years in the Senate, Alaskans will remember him as a “Bring Home The Bacon Champ". That role will make him an icon of a Washington D.C. that is rapidly becoming obsolete,.

Rest in peace.

Via: CNN
Via: Memorandum 
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