Senator Stevens of Alaska has conceded - no Palin scenario

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    Nov 20, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    Republican Senator Ted Steven of Alaska has conceded the election to his Democratic opponent. This means that the Dems have another Senator in Congress, plus there's no opportunity for Gov Palin to step into Stevens' shoes, had the Senate refused to seat a convicted felon.

    The Dems are now at 58 seats with 2 still outstanding. If they can make 60 they will have enough to block Republican filibusters, which stymied Democratic attempts at opposing Bush policies in the last Congress, and which would block Obama initiatives in the new Congress.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 21, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    But they gave the old Coot a standing ovation in the Senate the other day

    ... I dunno
    I always thought that being convicted of 7 felonies was a Bad thing

    was I wrong ? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    Don't forget that it shouldn't be too hard to win over a couple of moderate republican and/or independent congressmen on most legislative issues. I think we're already filibuster proof.

    Still...let's pad those numbers until some GOPers start proving they are in touch with reality again.
  • EricLA

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    Nov 21, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    Wait, have you seen this -- Sarah Palin's interview after pardoning a turkey? She's oblivious to the fact that turkeys are being slaughtered behind her. CNN has blurred the offensive parts, but watch her comments at about the 2:40 mark I think:

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    Nov 21, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Does she realize what an IDIOT she looks like? Where was her "handlers"? Didn't they see what was going on? And the camera crew HAD to know what was going on behind her and did it on purpose.

    Thanks for sharing, Eric.

    Once again, her thrust into the public domain was priceless and clearly demonstrates that SHE HAS the qualifications to be Vice President.

    (What the hell was McCain thinking !!!)