Goodbye Ted Stevens?

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Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska and one of the top porkers in Congress, went berserk in late October when the Senate tried to take $125 million designated for a “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska and use it to repair a bridge in New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to calling the move “a threat to every person in the state,” Stevens said, “I will put the Senate on notice — and I don’t kid people — if the Senate decides to discriminate against our state, to take money only from our state, I’ll resign from this body.”

Now the Sierra Club is reporting that the whole $223 million earmarked for the bridge — which would link the small town of Ketchikan (pop. approx 7,000) to an island with 50 people — will still go to Alaska, but not necessarily to the bridge.

Take a stand, Ted Stevens! Resign from this body!

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