Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Found Guilty

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Found Guilty

The Associated Press is reporting that Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, a Republican, has been found guilty of lying about receiving gifts from a wealthy oil contractor.

The Senate’s longest-serving Republican, Stevens was found guilty on all seven counts of making false statements on Senate financial documents.

The verdict throws the upcoming election into disarray. Stevens is fighting off a challenge from Democrat Mark Begich and must now either drop out or continue campaigning as a convicted felon.

Being a convicted felon wouldn’t be such a big obstacle if he were just running in a Republican primary.

Stevens is best known for positing that the internet is a “series of tubes,” and for his pet “Bridge to Nowhere” project. The latter has figured prominently in the Presidential election, as Alaskan Governor and VP nominee Sarah Palin has continued to falsely paint herself as an opponent of the project.

Palin will face a difficult choice. As the “reformer,” does she have any choice but to call for Stevens’ immediate resignation? Time will tell.

Tommy Christopher co-hosts “Unusable Signal” , on BlogTalkRadio Tues – Thur at 9pm, and Fri, & Sat at 11pm. Click here for the Unusable Signal homepage.


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  1. […] Eric Holder has dropped charges against Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, a move which could vacate Stevens’ convictions, Alaska Governor and 2012 hopeful Sarah Palin might want to gently walk back from this […]

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