George Bush, during a political speech at an Air Force base refuelling stop in Alaska --
The United States military has had no better supporter and stronger friend than Senator Ted Stevens. Thank you for coming, Senator. (Applause.)
Ted Stevens is under a 7 count indictment for lying on his Senate disclosure forms, and has rivals even within his own party for the nomination to run for Senate again in November. They didn't get a look-in edgeways.
UPDATE 29 AUGUST: Sarah Palin attended this event. No wonder on any objection to the shout-out for Ted Stevens.