• Forever Young

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    Join former United States Senate Pages Dylan and Ethan Ris as they bring you the dish on not just the presidential race but all the exciting triumphs and disgraces inside, outside, and below the Beltway!

    This Week’s Politician in Trouble! Happy 75th birthday to U.S. Representative Don Young (R-AK)! This year's gift will be the loss of the congressional seat he's held for over three decades!

    You see, Young is being investigated for his role in diverting $10 million from a refurbishment of Interstate 75 outside of Fort Myers, Florida. Acting well within his jurisdiction as Congressman from Alaska, Young tried to extort Florida officials, purportedly by demanding that they rename Interstate 75 "Don Young's Way" and also rename their state "Don Young."

    Rebuffed on both accounts, Young then turned to the only page in his playbook: Divert the funds to a campaign contributor's pork project! And so prominent Young fundraiser Daniel Aronoff (just 3 letters and a six-year sentence away from "Abramoff") got that $10 million to beef up roads surrounding his Lee County, FL construction project.

    Back home in Alaska (secretly renamed "Youngsylvania" in a midnight legislative session led by Young and Aronoff), voters may be ready to cut ties with their power-swilling congressman of 35 years. The Pages are hoping they'll do what so many other Americans have done when sending an old, embarrassing politician out to pasture: Elect his wife or child instead!


    Tags: Alaska, Congressional Confidential, Don Young, Florida, Jack Abramoff

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