Convicted felon Sen. Ted Stevens gets some sympathy from likely-future-convicted-felon Rep. Don Young, when Young said:

You have to understand that this was not a jury of his peers. It was in Washington, D.C. , which most people in Washington, D.C., don’t look very favorably on the Congress because we run them. I don’t know why anybody didn’t bring that out. They’re not a self-governing city like they say they are. We actually make decisions for them. Makes us very, very suspicious.

DCist observes:

Allow DCist to thank you, Rep. Young, on behalf of all D.C. residents for taking the time to let us know that we’re petulant, ungrateful subjects. We’re so glad someone of your level of moral superiority is here to tell us just where we stand in the eyes of the U.S. Congress. It’s not like you’re also under federal investigation over your ties to Bill Allen and VECO Corp. or anything. You’re absolutely in a position to tell us who is capable of making an impartial verdict in the Stevens case, and we are not. Thanks for clearing that up.


Imagine the gall of this guy. Here he is, under federal investigation, part of what appears to be the most corrupt congressional delegation in history, and he’s throwing mud at the 600,000 disenfranchised residents of the District of Columbia. Oh, and surprise, surprise, guess who voted against the D.C. Voting Rights Act? Rep. Don Young.