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Alaska Two-Step

Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), although convicted of seven felonies today, wins his election. Stevens then resigns and Governor Palin, her vice-presidential aspirations dashed, appoints herself to the seat.

4 Comments


  1. alkkemist

    October 28, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Methinks I heard that Alaskan law dictates an election to replace a defrocked Senator.

  2. Adam Searing

    October 28, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Actually, it looks like at the least she can appoint someone pending any “special election” and, given how many times the law has been changed in Alaska about how to select someone for an empty Senate seat, it’s certainly possible that the law could be changed again to allow her to appoint someone for the remainder of the term.

    Anchorage Daily News has a nice analysis:

    http://www.adn.com/politics/v-printer/story/569836.html

  3. AdamL

    October 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

    No matter what happens in the presidential election my money is on Todd Palin to replace Stevens.

  4. Adam Searing

    November 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    OK – it’s after the election – looks like we are on track for my prediction

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