This must have been a tough one for ol’ Uncle Ted. He’s been openly opposed to the GI Bill for quite some time. Despite the fact that he himself benefited from the GI Bill after World War 2 (or was it World War 1?), and despite his fellow senator Lisa Murkowski cosponsoring the bill, he’s held fast. But the climate in Alaskan politics must have gotten a little too hot for his comfort lately. Those recent poll numbers showing Mark Begich leading by 5 points in his upcoming senate race must have been keeping him up at night. Or maybe it was Shannyn Moore on progressive KUDO-1080am urging listeners (the KUdogs) to call his office and shame him into supporting the bill. Or maybe, like the Grinch, his tiny heart grew three sizes that day……(yeah, right). Whatever it was, he didn’t quite have it in him to vote ‘nay’ to legislation that supports our troops who’ve been getting screwed by their government since 2003….at least not the day before Memorial Day weekend.
Ted Stevens Caves.23 05 2008