Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Buh-bye TED! Stevens loses in Alaska!

From MSNBC.com

Stevens loses Alaska Senate seat to Democrat

Associated Press
updated 9 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens lost his re-election bid to Democrat Mark Begich on Tuesday after the last large batch of votes was counted.

The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday's count of about 24,000 absentee and contested ballots.

That's an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted.

Rest of article at link above.

This is a positive for so many reasons.
1. Stevens is a felon.
2. Stevens has been a GOP thorn in the side of progress.
3. This nails shut any chance for Caribou Barbie to slide into the Senate.
4. Crooked #($* didn't win out this time.


Brian said...

To be able to knock off one of the longest tenured Senators in American history is huge... (I think only Robert Byrd has been around longer). Stevens was the longest serving Republican.

Because when you think about it... his indictment was only a few days before the election... possibly not enough time to cause him to lose his seat (at least that's what conventional wisdom might suggest).

So this is big!!!

Anonymous said...

"Crooked #($* didn't win out this time"

Except for the healthy pension this crook (and other crooks like him) will still get.

It's a happy day to see a shady crook get what was coming to him. Not so happy is the fact that he'll likely get pardoned by Bush and still get paid for doing nothing.

Pension should be stripped of any Congressional members convicted of felonies. No exceptions. But sadly, not the case...

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake about it, I'm thrilled to see this guy finally go, but I'm not too happy about his golden parachute. That - to me - matters more than losing a Senate seat.

Brian said...

On top of this, Al Franken has reportedly narrowed the lead of his opponent in the Minnesota Senate recount.