Alaska's Senator Ted Stevens, convicted of failing to mention the more than $250 grand he took in home remodeling services and other gift, said today that its “a temporary situation.” Which is a lot like his current term in office is probably going to be.
POST-ELECTION UPDATE: A good chunk of the folk in Alaska have proven that they deserve whatever indisgressions Senator Ted tries to get away with, whatever shenanigans he wants to pull and whatever further embarrassment he may bring upon their state. Why? Because a majority of those proud people looked the other way and voted him back into office for another term.
POST, POST- ELECTION UPDATE: I take it all back! As of today, with most of the final outstanding ballots counted, it seem that Stevens is out and his opponent, Mark Begich, will be taking up the reins of Senatorial office for the great state of Alaska instead. I think after 7 consecutive terms and a criminal conviction, at the age of 85, Stevens deserves a well-earned and permanent break from political office.