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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ted Stevens

Ok, so Ted Stevens may have to do a little time in the Pokey. And I was surprised to hear that this wouldn't automatically disqualify him from the Senate. That is a sad state of things.

Then this morning, I heard that he may have to step down and they may have to have a special election. So what are the odds that Palin jumps on the chance?

6 comments:

bell curve said...

A special election would only happen if Stevens wins against Begich, right? That seems less and less likely.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Even Republicans have trouble voted for a (convicted) felon.

Pombat said...

Please don't let her get Senate experience. I'm tense enough about this election (although starting to relax lately, fingers are still crossed), without having to seriously worry about her chances in 2012 already...

Dr. Strangelove said...

Former Governor of Alaska Frank Murkowski appointed his daughter, Lisa Murkowski, to be the junior Senator from Alaska--a post she retains. But I find it difficult to imagine the law would permit Gov. Sarah Palin to appoint herself as Senator.

The Law Talking Guy said...

In 2004, in response, Alaskans passed a citizen initiative barring a governor from appointing a replacement senator. A special election must be held.

Dr. Strangelove said...

LTG: oh, I see.