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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
No, you aren't the only one. Seems Alaskans are feeling a wee bit rebellious, eh?
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.
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.
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.
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. Marvel Comics has sent him free Hulk paraphernalia and has thrown a Hulk party for him.
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.
"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. 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.
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.