Damn! We can't sit on our oars, Democrats and progressive independents. We need to keep attacking the morals, ethics, ineptitude and criminality of the Corrupt Bastards who run the GOP.
And we need to fight hard to elect Democrats with NO TIES WHATSOEVER to lobbyists and PACs whose membership roles represent the paradigm that Ted Stevens has been such a vital part of.
CNN is showing the FBI/DOJ press conference.
The Alaska Report is reporting that Senate rules require that Ted Stevens resign. Who will Sarah appoint? Sean Parnell? Todd Palin? .....?
Shannyn Moore tells me she called the Senate Rules Committee office. Although the office is unaware of a Senate rule that would mandate Stevens' resignation, they're "dusting off" some rule books that haven't been cracked open in a while. At this time, they feel the rule is a Republican Party rule. And as we all know here, the GOP always follows their own rules.
Update - noon: Phone ringing off the hook. Here's one great scenario that has some Democrats unnecessarily worried:
1) Ted wins primary
2) Sean wins primary
3) Ted steps down
4) GOP puts Palin on the U.S. Senate ticket in Ted's place
5) Combination of Sarah and Sean on national-level ticket draws fungelicals and GOP nutcases out to vote GOP in November, leading to Alaska GOP landslide
6) Talis Colberg becomes Alaska Governor
7) Bush pardons Ted
problem is, though, the Sean Parnell campaign is about 72 hours from imploding. More on that soon.........
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