Senator Ted Stevens Indicted.--

One of the country's leading pork-barrel politicians, Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), has been indicted on corruption charges, CNBC reported at 12:50pm.

Interestingly, [initially] CNBC did not mention what party he was from[, though in updates a couple of minutes later they did mention that he was a Republican.]

UPDATE: More here. The Republican primary is on Aug. 26.

2d UPDATE: Remember that Stevens was the one who explained the internet to all of us:

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.

I wonder whether Stevens was getting some money stuffed into his tubes in return for all those earmarks.

BTW, the grand jury indicted Steven on 7 counts.