Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Curiously Naive Congresswoman

Just read through The Hill briefly. is all about news from our esteemed elected officials and what is going on in that part of the world. It's a good quick look at our controllers. Today featured an article by a reporter Susan Crabtree and the headline of the article is:

Sen. Stevens got Screwed by Justice

The whole thing is interesting but this really caught my attention -- a quote from a Congresswoman, and I quote:

"Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) charged that the Justice Department “ruined” her former colleague’s political career. "I am pleased with the news that the Justice Department will drop all charges against Sen. Ted Stevens, but I am deeply disturbed that the government can ruin a man’s career and then say, ‘Never mind,’ ” Murkowski said."

Is she serious? Doesn't the press do that all the time? Doesn't Congress have a long and strong history of that very same thing? Oh, maybe it's the never mind that got to her. Once a political victim has been mauled and left for dead, our elected leaders rarely look back to say never mind do they?

1 comment:

Carmi said...

Good point. The political process rarely reflects on the damages caused by single-minded pursuit of power. As a journalist, your words resonate with me.

Dropped by from Tanya's to say hi tonight.