I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again (and again, and again), Ted Stevens is an effing moron. He’s the one who put an anonymous hold on a bill that would create a database of government spending. Why? The man who demanded his $250 million bridge to nowhere rather than aid to Katrina was worried about the pricetag.
Stevens earned his title by opposing funding for avian flu preparedness because the virus “has not yet become a threat to human beings.” As if the right time to prepare for something is after it’s become a pandemic.
Then he threatened to resign his seat if funding for his bridge were cut, but then back out of that promise.
He reconfirmed his status by explaining that the internet is a series of tubes, and that it’s sort of like dumptrucks.