Ted Stevens was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts.
It’s high time the Republican party ditched him. Corrupt, king of pork; it’s time. And I agree with Patrick Rufinni
At a minimum, Stevens must abandon his re-election campaign if not resign.
Patrick als notes that “The rules are that the Alaska Republican Party can replace the nominee after he steps down after the primary. The primary is August 26th.” Can’t wait.
Anthony (Los Angeles) says
And then they can nominate Gov. Palin to take his place. While I think she’s too new to run for Veep, becoming a US Senator (I think she’d win the election easily) would provide some great national-level experience for her. And it would save what’s usually a safe Republican seat that’s now seriously threatened.
Pat Patterson says
Good choice, but it seems at least one problem for Gov. Palin might make her hesitant. If she loses, and this late in the campaign it is possible her national credentials might suffer. The governor of Alaska has more executive power, a carry over from the territorial days, then any other governor in the US. Givng up that power and the credit that could go with it might make anyone think twice about joining an old boys club where she would have virtually no seniority and the possibility of being in the minority for years. Losing a senatorial or gubernatorial race in most states doesn’t even rate a separate card in Trivial Pursuit.