Today, fresh off of today's conviction of Alaska's Senator Ted Stevens, the New York Times, yes, THE New York Times joins the ranks of the lowly and cranks up its own circus number:
... Shortly after the verdict, the Alaska Democratic Party called on the senator to step down. “He knew what he was doing was wrong, but he did it anyway and lied to Alaskans about it,” Patti Higgins, the party chairwoman, said in a statement. “Alaskans deserve better from their public officials. It’s time for us to elect an ethical and honest senator who will move this state forward.” Mr. Stevens is certain to appeal the conviction, and his supporters are also likely to explore the possibility of obtaining a pardon from a fellow Republican, President George W. Bush, before Mr. Bush leaves office in January ..."Fellow Republican," indeed. Like brothers, no doubt. Perhaps a marriage is to follow! See full Times story here.