Update: Sen. Stevens Is the Sneaky Bastard
By Cassandra D
Turns out that Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is the one who put the hold on the federal spending disclosure bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn and Sen. Barak Obama.
And it turns out that Coburn had already outed him a few weeks ago, so it wasn't a big secret after all. But I didn't know it and I was right about that "R," wasn't I?
Furthermore, Sen. Stevens' office apparently has done its best to keep a lid on the Senator's nefarious deed, as well as on the legislation in question.
... a spokesperson for Coburn's office disputed the idea that Stevens had been open about the hold.
"This hold was a secret," Coburn spokesman John Hart said. "His office has ignored media and bloggers' calls about this issue for weeks. We had to ask Stevens if he was the hold. His staff has still not met with us."
"Senator Stevens sits on the committee where this bill was considered and never raised any objections because he skipped the hearings," Hart said. "His specific concerns were addressed at the hearings he skipped, and his office has yet to meet with us to discuss his concerns despite repeated requests."