Saturday, August 28, 2010

Alaska to be Buried in Virginia

Speaker after speaker told us at Ted Stevens' memorial in Anchorage that, in Lisa Murkowski's words, "Ted was Alaska."

The Anchorage Daily News reports today that Ted is to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


  1. Well, Ted was a WWII vet, and many a passing soldier decides that settles the matter when it comes to one's (semi) eternal resting place.

    Anyway, why would you imply he shouldn't rest thousands of miles away from the state that kept sending him away? He is Alaska, after all, wherever he may rest -- kinda like a diplomatic mission.

    I just watch Alaska continue to implode from thousands of miles away and hang my head to think of all the years I worked to see it on to a better course. (sigh)

  2. Funny.

    Ted Stevens lived in DC for 40 years.

    It makes sense that his family would want him in Virginia.

  3. Many years ago my brother-in-law worked for the Park Service in Alaska and was instrumental in getting Congress to set aside the National Wildlife Reserve. This pissed off Ted Stevens so heartily that the instant Reagan took office, Stevens had the Park Service exile my BIL and two other top Park Service officials from Alaska for the rest of their careers.

    It gives me immense pleasure to know that my brother-in-law's ashes were strewn near Kotzebue while Ted Stevens' repose in the shadow of the hated federal government. I know Bob is resting in peace but I hope Ted has eternity to repent of his greed, malice and hate.


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