Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alaska Hits The Trifecta

Alaska has exactly three people in Congress. Senator Ted Stevens, the senior Republican in the Senate. Representative Don Young, also a Republican, our one and only representative, because of our small population. And Senator Lisa Murkowski, again, a Republican, the daughter of our prior senator, Frank Murkowski, who became governor and appointed his daughter to take his place. Oh, that's ok, he appointed his other daughter's husband to high office in Alaska, so you can't say he played favorites. Since congress people get a lifetime pension even if they only served part of a term, here in Juneau we figured Ol' Frank was just taking care of Lisa's old age, like a good daddy should.

You may have heard that the FBI is investigating Ol' Ted for accepting a bribe from an oil company. He may be in a wee bit of trouble. And then, recently, we heard that Ol' Don is being investigated for taking bribes. And, just today, the word is out that L'il Lisa is also under investigation. How about that. I'll bet we are the only state in the union that currently has its entire congressional delegation under investigation for accepting bribes. What a distinction.

Ain't that just peachy keen? And isn't it interesting that they are all Republicans? Do you suppose that Lisa learned it from Frank? I mean, we kicked him out as governor after one term -- once he wasn't the entire continent away and we could see how he acted, out he went.

3 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

And here I thought she had SOME good sense...or am I confusing her with someone else?

Maya's Granny said...

Julie,
You may be confusing her with our governor, Sarah Palin, who has some good sense, but not as much as she did at first.

Deja Pseu said...

My goodness, when it rains it pours.