Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another GOP Senator Goes Down; Convicted Felon Ted Stevens Loses in Alaska

Breaking: Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is down for the count. The convicted felon and longest- serving Republican senator has lost his re-election bid.

This means that Republican senators will not have to expel Stevens, which would leave an open senate seat that could have been filled by—you guessed it—Gov. Sarah Palin.

Here's some of the CNN report on the news:
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the Republican lawmaker convicted on felony corruption charges in October, appears to have lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Mark Begich, according to a release from Begich's campaign and unofficial results from state officials.

The statement and results Tuesday come two weeks after the election, after absentee ballots were counted.

With 100 percent of Alaska's precincts reporting, Begich, the mayor of Anchorage, had roughly 47.7 percent of the vote, compared with about 46.6 percent for Stevens, according to unofficial results posted on the Alaska Secretary of State's Web site.


imagem said...

It is so fun to place the words "convicted felon" in front of Stevens name, almost as fun as using the term "heartbeat away" demagoguery starts with parroting party propaganda. Demonizing a long term senator from a state you are afraid of even visiting (that is ok, we still got lots of tourists spending here) and not even an inkling of what he is accused of, wonder how much Hillary got before she ever was placed in office by the machine.
You would think your state (okies? I bet everyone there is an okie from 'skokie, right) would appreciate the real laws Stevens sponsored that help you earn a living. It was the oil companies that did the crime, good ol' Ted was just a little complacent when they worked on his cabin, not mansion, not a payoff, but a fair weather friend who LIVED in the house remodeled it, doing a favor.
Yeah, I am sure all thse southern oil senators don't take bribes, or gifts from lobbyists. You think they didn't take more than an estimated, rounded up value (not cash, real estae estimates) like 250,000?
I know you have at least one toothless senator in congress, or was it one tooth between the both of your senators? I forget.
Bless you, little blogger. I only found you through googling "hillbilly rants"

Tulsan said...

Sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about with "okie from 'skokie". I do know that Palin a "heartbeat away" is the stuff of nightmares.

Convicted felons shouldn't be U.S. Senators. If it's any consolation, I probably like our Inhofe less than your Stevens. He is undoubtedly the beneficiary of ExxonMobil largesse.

Both our senators have their teeth. I would be fine with fewer teeth and more sense.

By the way, it's obvious that AT is far from being a hillbilly. It's not obvious from your prose that you could say the same.