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Ted Stevens re-elected? Seriously....?

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posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 10:24 PM
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What kind of twisted world do we live in where a man can get convicted on 7 separate felony charges on October 27th, only to get re-elected to the senate on Novemer 4th.

We wonder why our government is corrupt? It is one thing to suspect corruption in politics but it is something entirely different to actually knowingly elect corrupt officials.

Can someone please explain to me why felons are not allowed to VOTE, yet they are allowed to be senators? How much sense does that make??

www.huffingtonpost.com...

Ted Stevens, a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday




[edit on 5-11-2008 by Karlhungis]




posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 10:40 PM
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This is a prime example of the state of our nation.

How can this happen? Probably because the people of Alaska like him and have done a lot of things for them. I don't know.

So in the year of 2008 we have to history makers.

The first black president

The first convicted felon elected to office.



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 10:43 PM
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Probably cause they wanted to keep Republicans in office, he is going to jail and he will be kicked out of the senate. From what I've heard it's conflicting, some say Mrs. Palin gets to appoint the senator and some say there is going to be a special election. Senator Palin anyone? Oh God, to which I don't believe in any of the religions here on earth, please NO!



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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Am I the only one that is disgusted by the fact that people would rather vote for a man convicted of 7 felonies for corruption than vote for the other party? They honestly think it would be better for the country and their state to have a proven corrupt Republican than a Democrat.

Just amazing....



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by Karlhungis
Am I the only one that is disgusted by the fact that people would rather vote for a man convicted of 7 felonies for corruption than vote for the other party? They honestly think it would be better for the country and their state to have a proven corrupt Republican than a Democrat.

Just amazing....
No, you aren't the only one. Seems Alaskans are feeling a wee bit rebellious, eh?

Voting emotion as opposed to intellect is a curse and, hopefully, as Americans wake up we will see less and less of this.



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:37 PM
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It's just immaturity really.

They are mad at Palin so they voted for him and not for someone else even if they had a more qualified candidate.



posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:49 PM
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My theory is that Alaska must have a high influx of comedians, and they want him to spout more comic gold.

Ladies and gentleman, the internet is not a big truck.




posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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Kind of reminds me of Detroit's ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. He was charged with 8 felonies, plead guilty to two of them and people were/are STILL backing him!

He's currently serving 120 days in jail. He lost his law license and owes the city of Detroit 1 million in restitution and has 5 yrs probation. Cost the city millions!

But--he's said Detroit has set him up for a comeback.
And I have no doubt he will try. I can only hope Detroit will wake up and smell his crap.



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:05 AM
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No surprise to me. Look at the idiots that kept sending Ted Kennedy back time and again. John Kerry? You couldn't pay me to live in Massachusetts if that's the best they can come up with.

Ted Kennedy has never ever had a real job!

Ted Stevens? Well, Alaskans must have liked something about him. Whatever it is, we'll probably never know.

Ever notice how these sorry, sorry professional politicians keep showing up again and again, like skid marks in a fat man's boxers?



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 12:13 AM
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He was allowed to stay on the ballot because he was found guilty after the deadline to amend the ballot.

He will be removed from his seat in the senate when he is sentenced, and the Governor of Alaska will appoint someone to take his seat until the mid term elections.



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by Mercenary2007
He was allowed to stay on the ballot because he was found guilty after the deadline to amend the ballot.

He will be removed from his seat in the senate when he is sentenced, and the Governor of Alaska will appoint someone to take his seat until the mid term elections.



There is speculation Palin will appoint herself so she can use the opportunity to gather the knowledge for a run in 2012. She would be benefited by such a move because foreign policy and more political experience in general can only do good on her.



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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The people of Alaska really have enjoyed the earmarks that Ted Stevens has brought them for the past 40 years, I have heard that there was some fear that the the State will lose some of their Federal dollars if someone else where in his seat.
tedstevens2008.com...

Personally, I think Ted Stevens is way past his prime, and is a bit 'kooky'.
en.wikipedia.org...

When he is discussing issues that are especially important to him (such as opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling), Stevens wears a necktie with The Incredible Hulk on it to show his seriousness.[89] Marvel Comics has sent him free Hulk paraphernalia and has thrown a Hulk party for him.[90]


I for one had no idea that the Ted Stevens case has been going on so long... from July 2007:
Senators handle Stevens with kid gloves

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has survived World War II, a plane crash and 39 years with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). But he may not be able to get past the Justice Department.

The 83-year-old dean of Republican senators is facing what may well be the most serious challenge of his long career after the FBI and IRS raided his home in Girdwood, Alaska, on Monday as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.



Crazy.... and to think, if he resigns now, Sarah Palin might appoint herself to the Seat...
DocMoreau


"Series of tubes" is an analogy used by United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to describe the Internet in the context of network neutrality.[1] On June 28, 2006, he used this metaphor to criticize a proposed amendment to a committee bill. The amendment would have prohibited Internet service providers from charging fees to give some companies higher priority access to their networks or their customers. This metaphor (along with several other odd choices of words) was widely ridiculed as demonstrating Stevens' poor understanding of the Internet, despite being in charge of regulating it.

en.wikipedia.org...


[edit on 6/11/2008 by DocMoreau]



posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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I didnt' say it was disgusting, but alaska does get somehwere around 1.80-1.89 back from the federal government for every dollar they put into the national pot. So to say they get a few ear marks is a joke. And to think the secessionist want to separate from there sugar daddy.



posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 07:50 AM
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Well, a lot of people were speculating that Palin would call for his resignation and try to take his seat but now it appears as if that isn't going to happen.

donklephant.com...


Her pushback against critics got most of the attention, but Sarah Palin’s chat with Alaska reporters yesterday also included some other important news: She no longer thinks Ted Stevens, who was convicted on felony charges last month, should resign his post, a reversal from her stance during the campaign.


This really makes me think that Stevens will be on the top of Bush's "People to Pardon" list on his way out.



posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 07:58 AM
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There's still a chance steverns might not be re-elected. There's 9,500 early votes needed to be counted a long with 50,000 mail-in. Here's a analysis of the Stevens Begich case. www.fivethirtyeight.com...


However the people in the great state of Alaska LOVE Stevens, he is after all why they are the state that gets the most federal funding. And just to take a favorite jab of mine at Sarah Palin, they love her cause she gave them a bigger cut of the oil companies money, not only taxing them to high hell but passing it on to the rest of us in the form of her taxes.

I say let Alaska secede just like that group, she videotaped a message for there convention and her husband used to be a part of, wants to.
They sound like a bunch of socialist welfare queens to me.



posted on Nov, 19 2008 @ 01:08 AM
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www.washingtonpost.com...

Looks like he lost the recount. There is still a shred of sanity left in the world.



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