I say "Pardon Ted!" For the good things he did. He sure did a lot of shitty stuff, but he also did some great things over the years. Not just for Alaska, but for the USA and for the world.
Probably the most important thing he did was push for oversight of Soviet science programs, nuclear facilities, high tech scientists, nuclear naval vessels and nuclear materials, in the wake of the downfall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Most of those programs, created by a bipartisan set of teams and working groups between late 1989 and the early 1990s worked very well, until George W. Bush dismantled or neglected most of them soon after he was elected.
For those efforts alone, Ted Stevens deserves a pardon.
In exchange for the pardon, let's get his goddam name off of all those public facilities, and pass an Alaska law to never, ever name a public facility after a living person.
image by Dennis Zaki - Lisa and Ted whooping it up, after they thought he'd won the November election.