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Sen. Stevens(R-AK) Indicted!

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Bunz, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Bunz

    Bunz Well-Known Member

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    I noticed this has made some national news. There has long been speculation about a possible indictment, well it finally happened today. What a fall from grace from a man who was widely known as Uncle Ted. This more or less an assurance that Democrat Challenger Mark Begich will win the election.
    A sad and shameful day for Alaska, that is been a long time coming.

     
  2. Popeye

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    I just heard it on the car radio coming home, it is indeed national news. Do you really think Stevens will stay in the race with this hanging over his head?
     
  3. Bunz

    Bunz Well-Known Member

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    Will he stay in the race? I am not sure, I think he would still win his primary.
    Having worked closely with his staff, and him personally a few times, I feel confident in saying that is has always been grouchy and defiant but also beloved in the state. I think this means that Begich will likely win in November. The GOP has lost its stranglehold on Alaska in a major way since 2004. While the POTUS race here will be single digit differential. With McCain taking our 3 electoral votes, now considering this, Obama might be able to pull off a squeaky win. This indictment changes everything.
     
  4. UShadItComing

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    Of course we'll hear all about it on Fox news tonight!
     
  5. Bunz

    Bunz Well-Known Member

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    Both CNN and Fox are covering it. This though, is major news in AK. I mean major. I have been on the phone most of the morning talking about it. The entire state is chattering about it.
     
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    Hopefully the Senate will do the right thing and expel him, as the House should have done with all its miscreants (Jefferson springs to mind).
     
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    An indictment is not a conviction. I do not know anything about him, if he is guilty then he is guilty, but he needs to be found guilty first.
     
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    I'm aware of what an indictment is, but Senate rules allow the expulsion of members on the basis of considerably less than conviction.

    Even the merest suggestion of impropriety posed by an indictment should result in expulsion.
     
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    I would venture to guess most Senators have been under investigation at some time for something. I do not think he will be expelled unless something else happens or he is convicted.
     
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    Probably, but most have not been indicted.

    And no, he won't be expelled, because the Senate is corrupt, wrong-headed, and self-serving.
     
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    Republican Senator Stevens is on the way down & out quick! That will now be an easy seat for the Dems.

    I think Stevens is in his eighties so I don't think he really cares all that much about punishment though. From what I heard they have people already convicted of crimes in this matter testifying for the government and a bushel of evidence.

    We will see.
     
  12. UShadItComing

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    Another conservative dung beetle gets caught rolling it into his own personal cache.
     
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    Even a halfway decent lawyer should be able to delay this until he dies of old age. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
     
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    Guilty until proven innocent in an election campaign.
     
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