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Richard Viguerie: Stevens Conviction Symptomatic of Culture of Corruption in Politics

Contact: Bob Sturm, 703-396-6974; After 6 PM Eastern, Bob Sturm or Cynthia Chambliss, 703-307-8176 or 703-930-5148; ConservativeHQ.com


MANASSAS, Virginia, October 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- The conviction of Senator Ted Stevens, the senior Republican in the U.S. Senate, is "just a symptom of the corruption that has infected Republicans and Democrats alike," Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, said.

"That infection is spreading through Washington and all of American politics, from the houses of Congress to the courthouses," Viguerie said.

"Sometimes, as in the ethanol subsidy program or in the bailout of Wall Street millionaires, the level of corruption is so large that it's hard for the mind to grasp. It's like an Enron a day," he said.

Viguerie noted that Republican reformers who have stood up to the GOP establishment have been targeted for retaliation.

"Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, politicians of all stripes should understand that, since they won't take action to clean up their own houses, the American people will do it for them," he said.


NOTE TO EDITORS: Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times). His latest book is Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books), which, Jerome Corsi wrote in WorldNetDaily, is "destined to become a classic of conservative thinking" and "may be the most important conservative book written in the last quarter century."