Goodbye Uncle Ted. Thanks for everything you've done for us.
Uncle Ted, a 40-year incumbent known for delivering billions of dollars of federal money and projects to Alaska, was met in an airplane hangar in Anchorage two days after his conviction with chants of “We need Ted.”
After narrowly loosing reelection, his conviction was overturned. In a stunning development, Justice Department lawyers told a federal court that they had discovered a new instance of prosecutorial misconduct in the case and asked that the convictions be voided. There would be no new trial in the case.
There is still construction going on today that was started by money gotten by Uncle Ted while he was in office.
I can go on and on. He has always cared about the people of Alaska, and the American Veteran. Uncle Ted's death is not only a tragedy for Alaska but for all of America. From World War II Hero to a hero at home. He will be missed.