Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Stevens and McCain sittin' in a tree...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Stevens and McCain sittin' in a tree...

I scanned around my favorite Alaska blogs but it seems we all missed this one.

Per Cliff Schecter's Campaign Silo on May 28th:

Does it bother anyone else that these people are making foreign policy decisions when they are clearly ignorant? This is from KFQD with conservative talk show host Dan Fagan:

We expect Al Qaeda to come out some time today with a new manifesto where they ought to be using weapons of mass destruction against the United States. That means that they're realizing they can't win in Iraq. I think they're going to change their way of doing business. And I think we have to be on the alert. These people are all over the world. Al Qaeda's not just in Iraq. They're in Iran. They're in the Philippines. Sen Inouye and I went down to [indistinguishable]. They're over in Indonesia. They're all over.
Ok Ted. Can we got over this one more time. There are Sunnis (Al Qaeda) and Shiites (Iran). They are at war in Iraq, as well as much of the rest of the Middle East and Far East. Think Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. I know it probably helps you to imagine Christianity and white people.

Perhaps Ted has "lost his bearings" as well?

Actually, it seems that he has an awful lot in common with McSame. They are both Vets but don't seem to particularly care about Veterans.

Take the GI Bill. Ted Stevens refused to be a co-signer on the Senate version when Sen Murkowski already was. He was already pushing the McCain alternative before it had even been introduced.

As a matter-of-fact, I was talking to Alaska Vets about the GI Bill and was getting the most curious responses...that the McCain Bill would somehow be better. A number of Vet organizations, starting with IAVA refuted that.

However, the Alaska State Vietnam Veteran's of America Council President, Ric Davidge, was putting out information promoting a something completely different. In a list of his "accomplishments" for the year:

Senator Murkowski was a cosponsor of S22/revised, known as the Web GI bill. SCP [State Council President] has also continued to work with Sen. McCain’s office on their bill introduced last month. It is likely these two bills will be combined and reshaped by Sen. Ted Stevens.

Huh? So cutting down on the benefits from the Webb Bill would be a GOOD THING for Alaska Vets?

Of course, it's not a surprise to discover that Ric Davidge used to serve as an aide for Senator Stevens. It makes one wonder if he's not still serving Stevens rather than the best interests of the Veterans of Alaska.

...to be continued...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.alaskareport.com/blog/2008/05/28/ted-stevens-has-jumped-the-shark.htm Zaki had it a week ago. Soldotna Steve

6/04/2008 8:43 AM  

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