Thursday, November 13, 2008

Even Stevens

Amazing: days after conviction on seven felony counts, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens ran neck-and-neck for re-election (That's why politicians love earmarks, Senator McCain.)

He was leading until the absentee ballots started coming in, and still trails by only 214 votes to Mark Begich as this is written. Up-to-date results are here.

7 comments:

Lil' Hammerhead said...

Whew.. at least he's trailing.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I really hope he loses. What an embarrassment.

O Calimbas said...

Yes, Alaska is quite Republican. My question: If Stevens won, and then was sentenced to serve time in, say, California, would he be disqualified under the Constitution which requires residents to be "inhabitants" of their state?

KAP said...

The Senate's likely to throw him out; even Mitch McConnell has no use for him. (They might let him appeal, if he's serious about doing that)

I don't know what happens next. A Palin appointment?

Saipan Writer said...

It seems that although the dem is ahead for now, they still have something like 30,000 votes to count!?

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iIFF00DjwVw_yFN4MkHDk3-mC9bQD94E3GA80

KAP said...

"President George W. Bush could also pardon him."

KAP said...

Nate's on it