Palin's Pal Ted Stevens a Convicted Felon

October 27, 2008 · 4 Comments

So much for Sarah Palin’s maverick anti-establishment credentials.  Now that Ted Stevens has been found guilty on seven charges of failing to report gifts on his Senate disclosure forms, will Sarah Palin call on him to resign?

Stevens had extensive work done on his home and didn’t pay for it. Stevens tried to fob off responsibility on to his wife, saying that he didn’t know about the expenses. Turns out Palin is much cozier with Stevens than you might think, given how much of a “throw-em-out” reformer she claims to be. You might even say she has been “palling around” with a now-convicted criminal

Watch what she had to say just this summer – July 2008 – about their relationship:

And so the storied Senator Stevens ends his long and contentious career in the U.S. Senate with ignominy.

UPDATE:  Both McCain and Palin have now called for Senator Ted Stevens to resign, something he is unlikely to do.  This may just be posturing by McCain-Palin, but it’s a step in the right direction.  If Stevens were to resign the likelihood of a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in the Senate (60) increases significantly.  Read about it in the New York Times:  McCain Says Alaska Senator Should Resign.

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  • Derek Villanueva // October 27, 2008 at 11:12 pm | Reply

    The verdict on Republican Senator Ted Stevens was suppose to help reinforce Palin’s original sales pitch to America, regarding ending corruption in the Alaskan Oil Industry, but it seems like she’s struggling to represent her own message. Americans want the ‘walk’ not the ‘talk,’ which ironically happens to be McCain’s continuous stump message. As a political junkie, trying to be as much partisan as I can, I think the McCain Camp should use their biggest weapon so far (the lone dissenter from Alaska), Governor Sarah Palin to publicly condemn the Republican Senator Ted Stevens, from his 40 year Senate position. This would clearly help solidify Sarah Palin’s self-proclaimed label of being a genuine ‘Maverick.’ Does it make sense? I mean, strategically, this places both McCain & Palin in a position to call out corrupt politicians…the ball is on their court, Palin-barracuda takes the balls but hesitates to shoot, she glances at coach for instructions…and misses her chance! (The crowd woes)

    But they don’t want to call on a powerful Republican Senator who has been in the Senate since The Beatles released ‘Hey Jude’ (1968). They don’t want to because they know that if Gov. Palin calls down on Stevens the republicans lose another challenged seat in the senate. Right now, Steven faces opponent, Democratic Mayor Mark Begich coveting his seat in office.

  • Derek Villanueva // October 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm | Reply

    I know my last comment was pretty long, but i just read that Sarah Palin served as director an independent political group called “Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service 527 Group”. The Washington Post has this great factual article on this story: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/01/palin_was_a_director_of_embatt.html

  • Derek Villanueva // October 27, 2008 at 11:44 pm | Reply

    Remind me to find a felon when i run for office. This is recently convicted felon Republican Ted Stevens endorsing Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial campaign:

  • the gop left me // October 28, 2008 at 6:26 am | Reply

    From the video it looks like Sarah Palin knows how to work with grumpy old men. Wow does she look uncomfortable!

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