"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ted Stevens vacations from Reality

He's apparently claiming that he hasn't been convicted.
"I've not been convicted yet," the Alaska Republican insisted Thursday in a meeting with the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "There's not a black mark by my name yet, until the appeal is over and I am finally convicted, if that happens. If that happens, of course I'll do what's right for Alaska and for the Senate ... I don't anticipate it happening, and until it happens I do not have a black mark."
Umm, Senator, when that jury foreman said the word "Guilty!" several times, that means you were convicted. I may not be a lawyer, but I've seen enough episodes of Law & Order to know that when they say that word, it's game over on the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing. You, sir, are a convict.

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