RIP: Sen. Ted Stevens

Sen. Ted Stevens was not one of the surviors of last night's plane crash in Alaska that killed five persons.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his teenage son were among the four survivors. More details on survivors and the crash here.

Stevens, 86, was the longest serving Republican senator in history. R.I.P., Sen. Stevens.

Among his legacies: Bringing to public attention the issue of the Government concealing exculpatory evidence in criminal trials.

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    Stevens is Now Riding What Chuck Berry Would Call (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by kaleidescope on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 11:17:36 PM EST
    A southbound train.

    The Times says he co-sponsored (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by andgarden on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 02:25:21 AM EST
    Title IX. That's an important legacy.

    A terrifying way to die. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Radiowalla on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 10:09:47 PM EST
    I'm sorry for his family.

    What can you say about an 86-year old former... (none / 0) (#3)
    by NealB on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 10:30:57 PM EST
    ...Senator who died?

    That he was beautiful. That he loved Nixon and Reagan. And the inter-tubes. And me. Once when he specifically lumped me with those political types, I asked him what the order was, and he replied, smiling, "the corporations." At the time, I smiled too. But now I sit and wonder whether he meant the corporations by their payoffs--in which case I would ....

    (to be continued)

    RIP, you will be missed. (none / 0) (#5)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 12:53:23 AM EST