Ted Stevens was a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Alaska who lost his seat after being convicted of corruption. Stevens was also famous for his description of the Internet as "a series of tubes," along with other laughably obtuse statements about how the Internet works. He also went on the record as being pro-torture, and threatened to campaign against any Senator who voted against his "Bridge to Nowhere."
Stop the presses! Ted was exonerated of all corruption charges, after first being convicted.
Stevens was tragically killed in a plane crash on August 10, 2010.