Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska’s political patriarch.
The verdict, coming just days before Election Day, adds further uncertainty to a closely watched Senate race. Democrats hope to seize the once reliably Republican seat as part of their bid for a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
That should be very good news for his dem opponent…
The Knoxsville News Sentinel recently asked its readers if the paper should make an endorsement in the presidential election. 75% of respondents in its online survey said no. The newspapers editorial board did it anyway. They endorsed John McCain.
In their endorsement editor Jack McElroy wrote, “His maverick Republicanism mirrors well the spirit of East Tennessee.” Apparently the voters on eastern Tennessee don’t feel the same way.
The editors asked the readers in another online poll if they agreed with the endorsement of McCain. 68% said no.
In a speech in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin told the crowd that an Obama presidency would present the specter of a socialist state in which fundamental American freedoms are undermined. Let’s go to the video:
Does Sarah mean a state:
* That snatches its victims off the street, denies them all form of legal process and whisks them away to secret “blacksites” where they can be tortured using all the techniques described in Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon?
* That arrests and prosecutes its political adversaries for imaginary crimes so as to eliminate them from the running in election cycles in which they could do some damage?
* That destroys the careers of professional military men because they got promotions under a prior regime and therefore considers them disloyal?
Sarah, you have no need to fear the future.