Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Senator Tubes goes down the...well, you know...

Convicted felon Senator Ted Stevens has officially lost his re-election bid to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. You might remember Senator Stevens for his...unique...view of the Internet:

Ten movies streaming across that, that Internet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got... an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially.
[...] They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

This view is made all the more interesting when you consider that Senator Stevens was head of the committee tasked with regulating

Anyway, congrats to Senator Elect Begich. I think you'll prefer the weather in Washington, D.C., and the fact that the sun shines 12 months out of the year. I don't know. Maybe it's the 6 months of darkness that makes Alaskans nuts.