Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is in a wee bit of trouble.
Noted: Innocent until proven guilty of course.
But when the home of a 39 year veteran of the U.S. Senate is raided by the FBI and the IRS well, you're probably a lot closer to being guilty than you are to being innocent.
Of course, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, doesn't think that he (the Senate) should "punish" Stevens just for being "under investigation".
How incredibly "big" of the smallish Reid to pass up the opportunity to kick poor Ted Stevens when he is down. Especially since Reid is known as one of the most partisan Senators in the U.S. Senate.
Of course, why would Reid want to quickly help cut out a (another) cancer growing on the GOP's chances in '08?
He's just going to sit back and keep saying "no rush to judgement"!
Right up until November of '08.
It's Christmas in August for the Democrats. Again.