[Image of Ted Stevens by Lauren Victoria Burke/AP]
I don't get it.
I mean she's for him before he got into trouble. She was against him when he got into trouble because she figured he couldn't win so suggested he might want to drop out of the race. Now, that his indictment has been dismissed, she's for him again.
Makes you dizzy watching Ms. Sarah spin around!
Ted Stevens has been corrupt for years. The people of Alaska have excused that corruption and elected the old bat to Congress because he done so much good for the people of Alaska. Shore enuf!
He wasn't found not guilty, by the way; and no matter what he would like to believe, this does not clear him of the charges. The indictment was dismissed, not because he was innocent or such a nice guy, but because the prosecutor messed up big time. So old Ted gets a walk. Doesn't mean he shouldn't be in prison. Doesn't mean he's been washed clean in the blood of the lamb.
But Palin's been spinning!
Poor Ted. He probably would've been elected if it wasn't for this horrible trial. What to do? What to do?
Aha! Let's tell the guy who was elected legitimately by the people of Alaska, to get his funky ass out of Washington so Alaska can hold another election and send good, ol' corrupt Ted back to the Senate where he belongs and where he can pork-a-lot of stuff back to the people, whom he loves so much.
And that's what Randy Ruedrich (he's the chief poohbah of the Repugnican Party in Alaska) did! As reported by the Anchorage Daily News, Ruedrich "called on Sen. Mark Begich to step down from the U.S. Senate, saying that the state's voters would have re-elected former Sen. Ted Stevens had they known the U.S. Department of Jusice would abandon its prosecution of him."
Heh, heh, heh!
Palin, the prevaricator, jumped on the Ruedrich bandwagon, saying, Yes! Yes! Let's have a special election. Begich give it up and crawl back to Alaska!
Hah! Begich said, nicely, go to hell! He reminded these Repugnican morons that Stevens was in trouble long before the Senatorial race and he [Begich] was elected because the people of Alaska wanted a change from the corruption that prevails among rightwingnuts in the Repugnican Party.
Indeed, it's amazing how morally bankrupt the Republican Party really is. Palin and every other Repug in Alaska knows about Ted Stevens. But Stevens has brought more federal dollars to Alaska than there are Polar bears and wolves hiding from Sarah! So, who cares if Stevens is corrupt?
Fortunately, Begich is in place and cannot be removed by the whims of a Repugnican state chairman or a moronic Repugnican governor.