How will Stevens guilty verdict effect his campaign?

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    Will Alaskans elect him anyway?

    Is Palin next?

    Who built her house and how much did she pay for it?
     
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    would you like an almond?
     
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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens vowed to fight his Monday conviction on federal corruption charges, a verdict he attributed to "repeated instances of prosecutorial misconduct."

    "I will fight this unjust verdict with every ounce of energy I have," the 84-year-old Stevens, the Senate's longest-serving Republican, said in a written statement after the jury came back Monday afternoon. "I am innocent."

    Stevens was convicted of seven counts of making false statements on Senate ethics forms to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts and work on his Alaska home from an oilfield contractor at the center of a corruption investigation in the state.

    The verdict came days before he is to face voters in a neck-and-neck re-election bid. He vowed to get the trial's results overturned and added, "I remain a candidate for the United States Senate."

    Stevens is locked in a tight race against his Democratic challenger, Mark Begich. Stevens hopes to retain the seat he has held since 1968.

    A poll by Ivan Moore Research conducted October 17-19 found Begich slightly leading the race 46-45, within the poll's margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage points.

    The longest-serving Republican senator in history, Stevens becomes the first senator to be convicted of a felony since 1981.

    Stevens faces a maximum sentence of up to to 35 years in prison -- five years for each of the seven counts.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/27/stevens.jurors/index.html
     
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    I like cashews but I still think Palin is a fraud.

    Now they are passing around the internet that she is the CIC of the 49th Missile Intercept unit based in Alaska. She isn't. It's in the Army chain of command.

    But she does have all that experience from Wasilla and with her close ties with contractors, she is ready to take Stevens place.:razz:
     
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    How will a plane's wings falling off affect it's flight path?
     
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    This from Ted Stevens' website:

     
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    I hope you are right, and I hope Palin's next.

    Alaska has more corruption than Louisiana!
     
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    i'm glad you're here to pay attention to really stupid shit like this.

    Godspeed, chrissie, Godspeed you on your rounds.
     
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    Stevens could have delayed the trial till after the election.

    His stupidity may win a filibuster proof Senate for the Democrats.
     
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    As a part of the Alaska National Guard, in which Palin is CIC. She's also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counter terrorism plans. Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country's defense. As Governor of Alaska , Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden's and certainly by far exceeds Obama's. I doubt she comprehends half the shit she is briefed on, but the claim is legitimate.
     

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