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Updated 3:24 p.m.
By Debbi Wilgoren and Juliet Eilperin
Presidential hopeful John McCain called today for the resignation of fellow Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, following the Alaska lawmaker's conviction on charges of lying on financial disclosure forms to conceal gifts and home renovations he received from supporters.

Yesterday's verdict is "a sign of the corruption and insider-dealing that has become so pervasive in our nation's capital," the McCain campaign said in a statement. "It is clear that Senator Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that he should now step down."

Stevens, who at 84 is one of the most powerful men in the Senate, is fighting a tough battle to be reelected to his seat next Tuesday. He had sought an expedited trial in hopes of clearing his name before voters go to the polls.

After a federal jury convicted him of seven felony counts, Stevens maintained his innocence and accused the U.S. Department of Justice of prosecutorial misconduct.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain's running mate, this afternoon also called upon Stevens to resign, arguing that he should not serve in Congress next year even if he wins re-election next week.

"After being found guilty on seven felony counts, I had hoped Senator Stevens would take the opportunity to do the statesman-like thing and erase the cloud that is covering his Senate seat," Palin said in a statement. "He has not done so. Alaskans are grateful for his decades of public service but the time has come for him to step aside. Even if elected on Tuesday, Senator Stevens should step aside to allow a special election to give Alaskans a real choice of who will serve them in Congress."

Yesterday Palin had called upon Stevens to "do the right thing" but did not explicitly call for his resignation. Both she and McCain have based their campaign in part in their record of reformers, and McCain cited the need for reform this morning when he called on Stevens to give up his seat.

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Who that casts the first stone?

Posted by: bush-bunny | October 29, 2008 7:00 AM

An 84 year old man who has most probably worked all his life to benefit Alaska.
He should be retired with honor that
Bush can do, and forget all the associations with Palin, whom he did in his hay day.

84, most probably suffering from some degree of senile dementia. Let him go gracefully.

Posted by: bush-bunny | October 29, 2008 4:56 AM

Senator Palin?

Posted by: jfern03 | October 28, 2008 8:54 PM

Interesting that the Post salivates over a Stevens conviction. But find a Democrat with 90 large in his freezer and the Post says: Hey, what's the big deal??

Posted by: birvin9999 | October 28, 2008 8:36 PM

McCain and Palin are going to push this old man too far. Expect him to disclose how many cookies the Moose Lady has stolen from the Alskan cookie jar!!
Gonna happen, YA BETCHA!!

Posted by: mudbone | October 28, 2008 7:23 PM

SARAH REPLACES BULLWINKLE!!!

Posted by: mudbone | October 28, 2008 6:31 PM

Stevens Resigns.
Special Election Called.
Palin Runs for Senate--and Wins.
Palin Runs for President in 2012 with fours years experience as Senator under her belt.

Lord, save us from this fate!

Posted by: jimnastus | October 28, 2008 5:43 PM

The bad, the worse and the ugly.
Stevens took $250,000 to stuff his pocket.
Bush took $750,000,000,000 to stuff 0 WMD in his pocket.
He still got $400,000 salary.

Posted by: scooterlibre | October 28, 2008 4:34 PM

If McCain was president, he'd fire him - just like the SEC Chairman (even though he can't). Well, get my budget hatchet out and fire everbody, dammit. I'm a Maverick with my hand on the tiller.

Another silly tactic and response to pretend to distance himself from the current administration.

Too bad he can't talk about solutions - just agression, firings and making cuts, and that the other guy is wrong.

Posted by: DonJulio | October 28, 2008 4:20 PM

The smartest thing Stevens could do is resign, not appeal and let the perception of prosecutorial misconduct favor him in history -- 'cause history he is. But, is Ted smart? Now there's a real poser.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | October 28, 2008 4:18 PM

The smartest thing Stevens could do is resign, not appeal and let the perception of prosecutorial misconduct favor him in history -- 'cause history he is. But, is Ted smart? Now there's a real poser.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | October 28, 2008 4:18 PM

The smartest thing Stevens could do is resign, not appeal and let the perception of prosecutorial misconduct favor him in history -- 'cause history he is. But, is Ted smart? Now there's a real poser.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | October 28, 2008 4:11 PM

What exactly do you have against Alaska?

Does this make one an Alaskist?


"No don't resign Sen. Stevens!

You are a true Republican, and Alaska deserves you--

Posted by: lichtme"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 28, 2008 4:02 PM

youarestillanidiot- I never said she could just assume the role.

But, she has a very good chance of securing it in an election. Time is very short. She was Un-Qualified to be Commander in Chief if by some calamity John McCain was taken out of action.

Also, I would like to remind everyone again, the credit crises finally made news(Nothing NEW About It!), only AFTER the Convention.

Things Change!

We should be ready and able to change with and for them when we can!

McCain's VP, is a GREAT Example!

A "Change" to Economics Wise Mitt Romney for VP(Who is also a Qualified President Contender);

Now THAT'S Change I not only believe in, but could embrace heartily!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 28, 2008 4:01 PM

Listen up, dreamers:

PALIN CANNOT APPOINT A SUCCESSOR TO STEVENS.

Cannot. Na. Ga. Ha. Pen.

It's AK law. Seems they weren't too happy with former Gov. Frank Murkowski's nepotism on behalf of his daughter Lisa, so the law requires calling a special election.

Can we lose the "Sarah appoints herself!" and "If elected, Stevens pledges to resign and let Gov pick replacement" fantasies?

Posted by: youarestillidiots | October 28, 2008 3:51 PM

Listen up, dreamers:

PALIN CANNOT APPOINT A SUCCESSOR TO STEVENS.

Cannot. Na. Ga. Ha. Pen.

It's AK law. Seems they weren't too happy with former Gov. Frank Murkowski's nepotism on behalf of his daughter Lisa, so the law requires calling a special election.

Can we lose the "Sarah appoints herself!" and "If elected, Stevens pledges to resign and let Gov pick replacement" fantasies?

Posted by: youarestillidiots | October 28, 2008 3:47 PM

Listen up, dreamers:

--->PALIN CANNOT APPOINT A SUCCESSOR TO STEVENS.

Cannot. Na. Ga. Ha. Pen.

It's AK law. Seems they weren't too happy with former Gov. Frank Murkowski's nepotism on behalf of his daughter Lisa, so the law requires calling a special election.

Can we lose the "Sarah appoints herself!" and "If elected, Stevens pledges to resign and let Gov pick replacement" fantasies?

Posted by: youarestillidiots | October 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Robertchoward-Well Said!

October surprise! I like it! :-)

captdenelson-You are halfway there!

But, I got it in First!

Sarah replaces Stevens, Mitt Romney the Venture Capitalist and Business/Economics Genius;

Becomes VP!

That would Rock Barry's World!

What say you-Colin Powell? ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 28, 2008 3:42 PM

At last, this is something on which Mr. McCain and I can agree. Stevens should go home and await his sentencing.

Posted by: mortified469 | October 28, 2008 3:38 PM

Let's hope John McCain follows his own advice and resigns after he loses the election next week. After all, he has more than demonstrated that he is a dishonorable man utterly lacking in integrity and self respect. His behavior during this campaign has shown us all that McCain has violated his trust and honor. Resignation from the Senate is the only honorable choice left to him.

Posted by: dsrobins | October 28, 2008 3:09 PM

No don't resign Sen. Stevens!

You are a true Republican, and Alaska deserves you--

Posted by: lichtme | October 28, 2008 2:59 PM

"I'm sure there were people who called for John McCain to step down when he was names as one of the KEATING FIVE, but he didn't. He stayed and fought."

Good point. Keating and McCain were close personal and political friends. Keating had given McCain over $100,000 in contributions. McCain's wife invested in Keatings properties. Keating had taken McCain on free trips to his island in the Bahamas (which were repaid years later when they came to light when Keating's troubles emerged).

When the time came to help Keating, McCain was part of a group that met with federal regulators, who then backed off with disastrous results for taxpayers.

The Senate found that McCain had only "poor judgment." But they could not deal with the free trips because they occurred when McCain was in the House. And the House could not deal with them because McCain was in the Senate.

I guess poor judgment and technicalities are more than what Stevens had. But McCain's call to end insider dealings sounds hollow in light of this -- and in light of the lobbyists on his staff and the many financial dealings between Rick Davis and Fannie and Freddie.

Posted by: vaney18 | October 28, 2008 2:51 PM

thecannula....
I guess you still believe in the Trickle Down Fairy. Just where ARE these jobs that the Bush tax cuts for the top 5% were supposed to create? Corporations continue to outsource jobs to India, China, etc., where they can get cheap (slave) labor. We are heading for 6% unemployment and countless people are UNDER-employed...now working beneath their capabilities. The gap between executives and workers is now higher than 400%.
So, unless you are a CEO, or you are making over a quarter million a year, you will benefit more from Obama's plan.

Posted by: joy2 | October 28, 2008 2:51 PM

Tradition! tradition....tradition

National Gallup (Traditional)* Obama 49, McCain 47 Obama +2

Those numbers are a sight for sore eyes-

Americans want jobs and a good economy, in the tradition of the best that America has been-

America does not want socialism....from each according to his ability... because we value hard work and the chance of getting ahead by studying (like Obama did), working with our hands, writing the next hit, or the "Great American Novel", or simply working our way up day by day as a teacher, policeman, architect, etc taking joy in the help we've brought to others and the security we've brought to our families.
THAT's American tradition- not the Redistributive Society Obama could bring in 2 months. What does America want? A check or a job?
Gallup's showing us that more and more want jobs!

OBAMA’S MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT - $1200

McCAIN’S MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT - $300 + LOWER CORPORATE TAXES FOR BUSINESES CREATING MIDDLE CLASS JOBS

LET’S SEE- $1200 CHECK VS $300 CHECK+JOB

That's NO dilemma!


Posted by: thecannula | October 28, 2008 2:41 PM

Palin got her million dollar house built by the same contractor who built Stevens' house? After she approved that contractor building a million dollar ice arena?

LOL!! I wouldn't be surprised.

Palin is a typical Repuke scumbucket, a crooked abuser of power. I wouldn't be surprised if she took a kickback on the ice rink.

Posted by: TomIII | October 28, 2008 2:32 PM

Ted Stevens is guilty. He has committed the unforgivable sin. He got caught.
Guilty of the criminal acts of acting as a Republican is expected to act.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 28, 2008 2:31 PM

Sarah Palin is hot??

Only to braindead old Repuke geezers.

She looks like a Religious Right Stepford mom.

That's not hot.

Posted by: TomIII | October 28, 2008 2:28 PM

Once again, McCain proves that he's willing to stand up and make the tough decisions.

Posted by: dane1 | October 28, 2008 2:24 PM

A FEW WEEKS AGO THE VILLAGE VOICE PUBLISHED AN INVESTIGATIVE NEWS STORY SUGGESTING THAT GOVERNOR PALIN HAD ALSO HAD THE SAME CONTRACTOR WHO PROVIDED SENATOR STEVENS WITH HIS HOME IMPROVEMENTS HELP BUILD HER A NEW HOUSE IN WASILLA PRIOR TO AWARDING THE CONTRACTOR THE CONTRACT TO BUILD THE MULTIMILLION DOLLAR HOCKEY RINK,,,,TO DATE, NO ONE HAS FOLLOWED UP ON THE STORY EVEN THOUGH THE CONTRACTOR TESTIFIED IN THE STEVEN'S TRIAL THAT HE HAD DONE SIMILAR FAVORS FOR OTHER ALASKAN POLITICIANS. ALTHOUGH OBAMA IS CONCENTRATING ON HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT OF HOPE, WHERE IS THE PRESS AND BIDEN...MRS. HELMSLEY WENT TO JAIL FOR LESS EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS ELDERLY AND INFIRM. EVEN THE REPUBLICANS SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS BECAUSE IF MCCAIN WINS AND PALIN IS CONVICTED, PELOSI WOULD BE A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENCY....THE REPUBLICAN NIGHTMARE OF NIGHTMARES..............

Posted by: donthedean | October 28, 2008 2:24 PM

McCain thought they asked about Cat Stevens?

Posted by: edeckel | October 28, 2008 2:19 PM

Weeeee can't hear youuuuuuu Sarah...

Posted by: jandcgall1 | October 28, 2008 2:15 PM

Ted Stevens is guilty. He has committed the unforgivable sin. He got caught.
Guilty of the criminal acts of acting as a Republican is expected to act.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 28, 2008 2:14 PM

"It's only too bad that Stevens was not also a homo who had an affair with his male pages."

Don't bet on it. The Repukes are the closet case party. I wouldn't doubt it if Stevens had a boy-toy.

Don't believe me? Google "Jeff Gannon".

I bet McSame is light in the loafers too. Both Chimpy and his dad are.

Posted by: TomIII | October 28, 2008 2:14 PM

McCain should suggest that palin resign, too, since she is even more corrupt and completely worthless.

Posted by: maphound | October 28, 2008 2:04 PM

Of the Russian immigrants in the US born under the Soviet regime, 99.9 per cent are voting for Obama.

Posted by: judnphil | October 28, 2008 2:01 PM

Why isn't Sarah Palin condemning Stevens?
When they found that she had abused her power as governor, she was jubilant. "I broke no laws", was all she said.
Republicans apparently are all the same, especially in Alaska.
Palin's only comment so far in regard to this story was "I'm sure Sen. Stevens will do the right thing."
Again, why isn't Palin condemning Stevens??

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 28, 2008 2:01 PM

McSame is trying to distance himself from the entire Repuke party!!

Sorry, Mister Magoo. It won't work.

You represent the Torture and Treason party. You represent the Abramoff party.

And you will LOSE next Tuesday.

Posted by: TomIII | October 28, 2008 2:00 PM

DemocracyRules

FOX NEWS REPORT;
AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign.
Monday, October 20, 2008

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed

McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, or his lobbying firm has taken more than $2 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dating to 2000. In December, Freddie Mac contributed $250,000 to last month's GOP convention.


http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html


Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 28, 2008 1:52 PM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND IF YOU VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century


Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 1:51 PM

OBAMA’S MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT - $1200

McCAIN’S MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT - $300 + LOWER

CORPORATE TAXES FOR BUSINESES CREATING
MIDDLE CLASS JOBS

LET’S SEE- $1200 CHECK VS $300 CHECK+JOB

hmmmmm, what a dilemma…

Posted by: thecannula | October 28, 2008 1:50 PM

WHAT!!!, John McCain had better get clearance from the Sarah Palin Camp before he goes out there and makes these type pronouncements on his own.

'Make-Believe" Maverick -versus- "Rogue" Maverick

Posted by: targaray | October 28, 2008 1:49 PM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 1:49 PM

I would have expected McSame to suggest that Stevens "suspend his campaign". Resignation seems a little harsh, but then if that's his best advice, maybe he should also be listening to himself.

Posted by: laboo | October 28, 2008 1:44 PM

Pretty interesting dynamic on the GOP ticket here. If Stevens steps down now, almost assures Begich of a victory. If he stays in and manages to eke out a win a week from now, then gets the boot later, then Sarah Palin would seem an odds on favorite to succeed him in the Senate! A Governor/Senator is in a much stronger place from which to launch a 2012 campaign, not to mention all that extra media exposure from being in the Capital! Now why wouldn't John McCain want to foster that?

Posted by: 33rdStreet | October 28, 2008 1:39 PM

"90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS"

-DemocracyRules
-------------------------------------
I’d be interested in your comments on the most recent form of "redistribution of weath" - as in the 1 trillion dollar bailout that Bush all but begged us for. This "redistributing" of money from the poor to the wealthy is any different that the one that will be coming the other way how?

By the way, when speaking about your "ISMS" perhaps you missed it when the current administration presided over the greatest increase in government expenditure and loss of civil liberties this country has ever seen. Perhaps you missed that "ISM" taking place in front of your eyes.

The "ISM" you are referring to wouldn't go around nationalizing banks now would it?

Your fear of socialism has come too late my friend.

Even McCain wants Uncle Sam to buy up mortgages (read: houses) directly from homeowners who can’t pay for them. Are you kidding me? How can you possibly hint at Socialism when you can’t distinguish one act of it from another?


Posted by: trident420 | October 28, 2008 1:35 PM

Maverick Personality Disorder:

http://tinyurl.com/5ggtte

Posted by: janawalter87 | October 28, 2008 1:31 PM

Looked like stunt-man McCain , threw senator Ted Stevens under the bus in his maniacal run for presidency.

Posted by: guru21 | October 28, 2008 1:27 PM

If Senator Stevens wins reelection next week, he can remain a Senator for six years, despite being a convicted felon. He can, however, be expelled by a 2/3 majority vote of the Senate. If the Senate gains a filibuster-proof Democratic majority, that will likely happen, and a replacement would become necessary.

However, the laws of Alaska prohibit Governor Palin appointing herself or anyone else as the replacement Senator. Rather, a special election would have to be held – and she could certainly run for the office. The same rules apply if Senator Stevens resigns - which I don’t see him considering until after he learns whether he’s been reelected.

Personally, I think the citizens of Alaska should just save themselves the trouble/time/expense of a special election and elect the mayor of Anchorage the next Senator from Alaska.

Posted by: pfallsgirl | October 28, 2008 1:25 PM

If Senator Stevens wins reelection next week, he can remain a Senator for six years, despite being a convicted felon. He can, however, be expelled by a 2/3 majority vote of the Senate. If the Senate gains a filibuster-proof Democratic majority, that will likely happen, and a replacement would become necessary.

However, the laws of Alaska prohibit Governor Palin appointing herself or anyone else as the replacement Senator. Rather, a special election would have to be held – and she could certainly run for the office. The same rules apply if Senator Stevens resigns - which I don’t see him considering until after he learns whether he’s been reelected.

Personally, I think the citizens of Alaska should just save themselves the trouble/time/expense of a special election and elect the mayor of Anchorage the next Senator from Alaska.

Posted by: pfallsgirl | October 28, 2008 1:24 PM

Alaskans can vote for Ted Stevens for senator if they want to.

However, the Senate can refuse to seat him.

Posted by: mhoust | October 28, 2008 1:24 PM

McCain all of your corrupt commie GOP should go.

Know what? In few days the American voter can make that dream become true.

American's rarely have this oportunity.

The chance to make "The Man" take a Hike.

The hard pressed US Tax Payer after $150 oil and gas through the roof, economy down the hole, rising prices, the stupid Iraq war, after having their 401Ks and the pensions halved and then halved again. After no trickle down but plenty of corruption trillion dollar welfare for the wealthy and all that is not even half of it; those US taxyers and voters could perhaps be described as being "AS MAD AS HELL"

So you can perhaps see why they will be relishing the chance to tell John McCain and all his commie GOP cronies to "GET A JOB!"

Posted by: walker1 | October 28, 2008 1:22 PM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 1:19 PM

FIGHT ON UNCLE TED!!

Think of Reagan...would HE have given up?
NO WAY

We NEED you!

FIGHT ON GREAT SENATOR!!

Posted by: kase | October 28, 2008 1:18 PM

Alaska sure has low standards for its political leaders. Murkowski, Palin, Stevens...they just keep 'em coming. Must be something the Russians put in the water, I guess, with Russia being so close and all ;-)

Posted by: cpatwork | October 28, 2008 1:15 PM

I think Ted Stevens should STAY AND FIGHT!!!

KEEP ON FIGHTING TED!!!

DRAG THIS OUT AS LONG AS YOU CAN!!!

I'm sure there were people who called for John McCain to step down when he was names as one of the KEATING FIVE, but he didn't. He stayed and fought.

TED, you might be a convicted felon, but you still need to stay in the Senate and keep your name in the news EVERY DAY!

WE SHOULD HEAR ABOUT TED STEVENS -- CONVICTED REPUBLICAN FELON -- EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

KEEP ON FIGHTING TED!!!

HANG ON AS LONG AS YOU CAN!!!

Posted by: asd2 | October 28, 2008 1:05 PM

It's really ironic that everything the McCain-Palin folks throw out there to try and destroy Obama seems to backfire. Sarah says: He's pallin' around with terrorists''. What she's not saying now is that she's pallin' around with convicted felons. McCain is calling for Ted Stevens to resign, my friends, so why is he not calling for his running mate to resign? She said she wouldn't lable herself as a feminist(another time she said she was)
but has no problem labeling Obama as everything from a terrorist to a socialist. Personally I think the McCain-Palin people are frigging crazy. Frankly, I have never seen anything like this in a presidential campaign. Your main talking point is based on OMG, Joe the Plumber? It's really quite sad.

Posted by: Lalady | October 28, 2008 1:05 PM

I think the follies of Stevens and Palin make the best argument for Alaskan secession yet. They're polluting the gene pool.

Posted by: robertchoward | October 28, 2008 1:04 PM

Here is the perfect October surprise for a GOP win next week: Palin steps in as Alaska Senator for Stevens, McCain drafts Romney as VP. McCain-Romney coasts to victory.

Posted by: George210 | October 28, 2008 1:03 PM

Imagine coming out for a member of your own party to resign after being convicted. Doesn't happen much downtown now does it. What do you think Obama would do if it was his team? These are both good guys that are running for president. One will win and then GOD HELP HIM. All you WHACHO HATERS need to broaden your lives instead of watching Olbermann.

Posted by: StJohn1 | October 28, 2008 1:03 PM

McCain may be trying to hold Senator Stevens accountable, but the odds are that the Alaska Republican is first in line to receive a pardon from President Bush as he leaves office.

Posted by: H5N1 | October 28, 2008 1:01 PM

McCain is morally and ethically right, however the law is the law and if Alaskans continue their self-interested stupidity in re-electing Stevens to the Senate, then it will all the more bitter when the Senate ousts him following his failed appeal.

Electing him would be a "Senator going nowhere." Hmm. Other than jail that is.

Posted by: AlanBrowne | October 28, 2008 1:01 PM

But, but, but,..

McCains new found neocon supporters say Stevens was set up by Marxist, Afro-American Muslim terrorists in Alaska just like they did to Annie Oakley in Troopergate.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 28, 2008 1:01 PM

I think the shenanagins of Stevens and Palin make the best argument for Alaskan secession yet. They're polluting the gene pool.

Posted by: robertchoward | October 28, 2008 1:01 PM

If he resigns today, Gov. Palin can appoint herself to
take his place!!!!!!!

Posted by: captdenelson | October 28, 2008 12:59 PM

The Washington Post makes it Harder to Report Abuse of the Blogging system, then it does to the people who post Abusive messages.

Messages 3853-3784
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To Report Abuse I must email these to your blogging board? How much time will that take for 8 separate messages. You figure it out.... Its not worth it.
When you want qualified content and NOT signposts on your blogs then and only then will your responses get better.
McCain is an opportunist, Perot said that.
McCain only looking out for McCain.
Meanwhile John Hides his military records
and all the pertinent details he has made
more then a few mistakes in his lifetime.
Hopefully he won't get in so he can make some more.

Posted by: digtldesk | October 28, 2008 12:59 PM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 12:59 PM

McCain as a member of the Keating Five would know about breaking the public trust...

Posted by: royals1 | October 28, 2008 12:57 PM

So, convicted felons cannot vote, but they possibly continue to serve as a United States Senator? Outrageous!

Posted by: josephbbl | October 28, 2008 12:53 PM

So Stevens is now asking his followers to "stand with me".

hehehe...don't stand too close..I hear he has a wide 'Republican' stance.

Posted by: bushieisa | October 28, 2008 12:50 PM

That's it --this calls for desperate measures. McCain should suspend his campaign until after sentencing.

Posted by: AtltoPDX | October 28, 2008 12:47 PM

I find it totally ironic that Senator Mccain is calling for Stevens to resign. What a hypocrite. He always supported Stevens and now just like Bush last week, he betrays them. At what bounds will this man who wants to be President stop at betraying people? He betrayed his first wife. It's been rumored for years he betrayed his fellow POW's. And he wants to be President. What country will he betray us too? We need a man in the White House with Bravery, Honesty, and Integrity and Mccain is none of these. In my opinion he is nothing more than a modern day Benedict Arnold!

Posted by: sumo1 | October 28, 2008 12:47 PM

Regardin my last post:

Parentheses got included on my blog address. Sorry about that. Its

http://www.askparris.blogspot.com

Posted by: ParrisBoyd | October 28, 2008 12:44 PM

I can hear Stevens saying to himself: McCain, you SOB, this after I helped you with the Keating affair.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | October 28, 2008 12:44 PM

Funny coming from him. Wasn't he in a similar situation several years back? Nothing but a politically motivated stunt.

Posted by: akmom1 | October 28, 2008 12:43 PM

Funny coming from him. Wasn't he in a similar situation several years back? Nothing but a politically motivated stunt.

Posted by: akmom1 | October 28, 2008 12:41 PM

Can he take John McCain and Sarah Palin with him?

Posted by: bjlopez1130 | October 28, 2008 12:39 PM

Read below and guess who said it...

"But I believe that when you really look at the tax code today, the very wealthy, because they can afford tax lawyers and all kinds of loopholes, really don't pay nearly as much as you think they do when you just look at the percentages. And I think middle-income Americans, working Americans, when the account and payroll taxes, sales taxes, mortgage pay -- all of the taxes that working Americans pay, I think they -- you would think that they also deserve significant relief, in my view..."

"So, look, here's what I really believe, that when you are -- reach a certain level of comfort, there's nothing wrong with paying somewhat more. But at the same time, that shouldn't be totally out of proportion. There's some countries such as Sweden where it doesn't pay anything to work more than six months a year. That's probably the extreme.

But I think the debate in this country is more about tax cuts rather than anything else. And frankly, I think the first people who deserve a tax cut are working Americans with children that need to educate their children, and they're the ones that I would support tax cuts for first."

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/21/1577609.aspx

Yep, John McCain in 2000, the original Socialist and RIC (Redistributer in Chief).

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 28, 2008 12:38 PM

Before McCain or any other elected official (I won't be bothering to vote) gets too handy with the finger pointing, they should be reminded that not a one of them spoke out about the gang-style savagery dished out the Marine recruit Jason Tharp (bloodcurdling details via my blog, http://www.askparris.blogspot.com).

What Stevens did was wrong, but not nearly as bad as keeping quiet about a national disgrace.

Posted by: ParrisBoyd | October 28, 2008 12:37 PM

Now McFlameout is FLIP FLOPING on his lies.

Posted by: 1-20-09 | October 28, 2008 12:37 PM

I find it totally ironic that the man who supported Stevens fully is now asking him to resign. I agree that Stevens needs to go. But what bounds will Mccain stop at in betraying people. Last week he threw Bush under the rug. Years ago he betrayed his first wife. It's been rumored that he supposedly betrayed fellow POW's. in Vietnam. The only thing this man knows is betrayal. If he is elected President. What Country will he betray us too? We need Honestly and Integrity along with Bravery to lead us the next 4 years. And Mccain is none of these. Hopefully this modern day Benedict Arnold will never be elected.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 28, 2008 12:35 PM

I find it totally ironic that the man who supported Stevens fully is now asking him to resign. I agree that Stevens needs to go. But what bounds will Mccain stop at in betraying people. Last week he threw Bush under the rug. Years ago he betrayed his first wife. It's been rumored that he supposedly betrayed fellow POW's. in Vietnam. The only thing this man knows is betrayal. If he is elected President. What Country will he betray us too? We need Honestly and Integrity along with Bravery to lead us the next 4 years. And Mccain is none of these. Hopefully this modern day Benedict Arnold will never be elected.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 28, 2008 12:34 PM

Unbelievable. Just when I was absolutely convinced that McCain was totally senile he makes his move. OK, he's still a loser, with a fork in his rear, but he's not totally senile.

Now when is he going to call for Palin to resign for her crimes?

Posted by: queenskid | October 28, 2008 12:34 PM

I find it totally ironic that the man who supported Stevens fully is now asking him to resign. I agree that Stevens needs to go. But what bounds will Mccain stop at in betraying people. Last week he threw Bush under the rug. Years ago he betrayed his first wife. It's been rumored that he supposedly betrayed fellow POW's. in Vietnam. The only thing this man knows is betrayal. If he is elected President. What Country will he betray us too? We need Honestly and Integrity along with Bravery to lead us the next 4 years. And Mccain is none of these. Hopefully this modern day Benedict Arnold will never be elected.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 28, 2008 12:34 PM

Republican Senators like Stevens have tortured Americans enough by not insisting on regulation of the credit market, permitting Americans homes to be foreclosed upon and not giving Americans affordable, first class health care. I am more afraid of Republicans than I've ever been of any terrorist.

Let's get rid of them all next week!

Posted by: DGSPAMMAIL | October 28, 2008 12:34 PM

Unbelievable. Just when I was absolutely convinced that McCain was totally senile he makes his move. OK, he's still a loser, with fork in his rear, but he's not totally senile.

Now when is he going to call for Palin to resign for her crimes?

Posted by: queenskid | October 28, 2008 12:33 PM

McCain has never been a friend of Alaska. Obama has never visited the state.Alaskans should vote for Ralph Nader.

Posted by: steveconn1 | October 28, 2008 12:31 PM

Unbelievable. Just when I was absolutely convinced that McCain was totally senile he makes his move. OK, he's still a loser, with fork in his rear, but he's not totally senile.

Now when is he going to call for Palin to resign for her crimes?

Posted by: queenskid | October 28, 2008 12:31 PM

took a while but McCain finally has an issue to run on

go get 'em Plane Crasher! Crush the Hulk!

Posted by: lichtme | October 28, 2008 12:30 PM

Uh Oh! McCain just went against one to the FONDATIONS of the Reagan Doctrin - Never speak ill of a fellow Republican.

---------------------------------------------

Saw a great bumper sticker today on the back of an old gentleman’s car that read:

Alaska
O-MAMA!
Where the air is cold
And the Governor is HOT!

Posted by: kparc | October 28, 2008 12:21 PM

garygelormino1 - Do you have a brain? Did you read beyond the the "AP IMPACT line that "Mortgage firm arranged stealth $2 million campaign payments to GOP"? If you did, you would see that it is flatly wrong. It should have read "AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth $2 million campaign payments to DCI" Just because McCain's campaign hired DCI to manage the RNC doesn't mean that the DCI = GOP. Did you ever stop and think why would the GOP take money from Fannie and Freddie take money to stop a bill that it's own members were pushing? If anything, it was the democrats, especially Sen. Dodd, that are guilty of this.

What was so stealthy about the payment? The bill the DCI helped kill was sponsored by Republicans, all GOP members of the the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it (Sen. Dodd (D) is at the top of the list for receiving campaign contributions from Freddie and Fannie).

Posted by: ahashburn | October 28, 2008 12:21 PM

i want to hear gov. palin say it. sen. mccain is notorious for saying what is political advantageous as long as it doesnt involve damaging the country's or military's honor. what a surprise that he'd condemn stevens after the courts have already done so. his words are nothing more than the mealy mouthings of a desperate politician on the brink of oblivion. no, i want to see palin do a primetime mea culpa for her state's and party's most corrupt senior senator. if she does, maybe it'll generate enough respect for me to stop referring to her as 'the GOP's caribou barbie, complete with liberal elitist wardrobe!'

Posted by: studentkt | October 28, 2008 12:17 PM

i want to hear gov. palin say it. sen. mccain is notorious for saying what is political advantageous as long as it doesnt involve damaging the country's or military's honor. what a surprise that he'd condemn stevens after the courts have already done so. his words are nothing more than the mealy mouthings of a desperate politician on the brink of oblivion. no, i want to see palin do a primetime mea culpa for her state's and party's most corrupt senior senator. if she does, maybe it'll generate enough respect for me to stop referring to her as 'the GOP's caribou barbie, complete with liberal elitist wardrobe!'

Posted by: studentkt | October 28, 2008 12:16 PM

i want to hear gov. palin say it. sen. mccain is notorious for saying what is political advantageous as long as it doesnt involve damaging the country's or military's honor. what a surprise that he'd condemn stevens after the courts have already done so. his words are nothing more than the mealy mouthings of a desperate politician on the brink of oblivion. no, i want to see palin do a primetime mea culpa for her state's and party's most corrupt senior senator. if she does, maybe it'll generate enough respect for me to stop referring to her as 'the GOP's caribou barbie, complete with liberal elitist wardrobe!'

Posted by: studentkt | October 28, 2008 12:16 PM

******McCain: Stevens Should Resign*******

Why? It's just business-as-usual for the Republicans. Of course they're supposed to lie and cheat and steal...it's the way they've done business for decades, why stop them now? Some of them aren't even finished feeding at the trough...give the fat cats a chance to finish looting the treasury, it's only right they get their fair chance to steal, too. After all, these are the people Puddinhead Bush called his "base"...they're entitled.

Posted by: Jerryvov | October 28, 2008 12:15 PM

How convenient.

Yes-Yes! And opportunistic too! :-)

NOW, Sarah has a GOOD reason to GET THE HE(Double HOCKEY Sticks) OUT of MITT ROMNEY'S WAY!

Step DOWN from the VP Position your are wholly NOT Qualified for, so McCain can at least have a fighting chance of winning at least ONE State!

HEY! McCain Camp-Are you People living on MARS?

Sarah is KILLING YOU!

READ THESE ENTRIES!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 28, 2008 12:14 PM

Stevens is being flushed down the "series of tubes." Who will take up his technology challenged mantle? Why, John McCain, who is at least as technology challenged... and economics challenged, and lately plain talk challenged.

BTW, I heard that after Murkowski appointed his daughter senator, Alaska changed its law and requires a special election to fill a senate seat.

Posted by: StanKlein | October 28, 2008 12:08 PM

John McCain should "RESIGN" for SPREADING AMERICA'S WEALTH to corrupt FLDS POLYGAMISTS in Colorado City, Arizona who practice tyranny over women and children and receive 25-30 MILLION A YEAR in taxpayer handouts.

EXREA !!! EXTRA !!! EXTRA !!! READ ALL ABOUT IT !!!

McCain SPREADS AMERICA’S WEALTH TO POLYGAMISTS !!!

STOP JOHN MCCAIN!!!

This video will BLOW YOUR MIND:

http://www.bankingonheaven.com/

I’m BANKING ON HEAVEN that Obama wins the race. Lincoln freed the black slaves in America. Maybe Obama will free McCain’s white slaves in Colorado City, Arizona.

Posted by: Laurie777 | October 28, 2008 12:07 PM

Posted by: DemocracyRules
"They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century. "

So what are you saying DemocracyRules - should we begin to buy guns and ammo for the coming take over of our country - Do you REALLY think it is going to come to that - that an Obama presidency is going to lead to the end of democracy? Are you that paranoid that we ALL should be that paranoid and arm ourselves to the teeth?
We'll?

Posted by: kparc | October 28, 2008 12:03 PM


The $1 Billion Connection: McCain And His Lobbyists' Clients

Campaign Money Watch, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, announced today the result of a new analysis of the fees Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) lobbyist bundlers, advisors and staff members have collected from domestic clients over the past decade.

The total? A staggering $930,949,819.

"The McCain campaign relies on big money lobbyists, and they'll rely on him," said David Donnelly, director of Campaign Money Watch. "In the 'you-scratch-my-back, I'll-scratch-yours' world of Washington, $931 million gets the special interests the best government money can buy. But just think of the payday these lobbyists might expect in a McCain Administration."

Google "McCain Bush Lobbyists"

Moron Con Communist Econ Terrorists only want to spread all the Wealth to the Wall Street Reckless Gambling Business Incompetent Criminals.

Moron Con Communists Econ Terrorists think Trillions in Tax Hike Bailouts of Junk Mortgage Companies, Junk Banks, Junk Insurance, Junk Auto Companies is what Free Markets are about. Not Free Markets, but FreeLoading Markets for the Rich Lobbyist Connected Criminals

Moron Con Extremists are the only Idiots that think wasting Trillions in Splurges, Illegal Wars, Nation Building other countries while America Crumbles is Patriotic.

Biggest Bank Failures Ever

Lowest Consumer Confidence EVER at 38

Worse drop in Home Price EVER down 16.6%

Biggest Insurance Company Failure Ever

2 Biggest Mortgage Companies Failure Ever

Now, the Communist Moron Con Econ Terrorists has the Communist Fascist Extremist Govt owning the Biggest Mortgage Companies, Biggest Auto, Biggest Banks and Biggest Insurance Companies

Posted by: mawt | October 28, 2008 12:03 PM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 12:03 PM

You have to figure there is something to gain poplitically for McCain and the Republican's for him to all of a sudden be calling for Steven's to resign with the election only 7 days away. Maybe it is because Palin would then be able to appoint a replacement for Steven's rather than letting the Alaskan people decide. Nothing McCain does at this stage of the process is credible.Months ago McCain could have put out a statement saying that "if" Steven's was found guilty he should resign rather than run on November 4. HE DIDN'T DO THAT DID HE?

Posted by: ccclam | October 28, 2008 12:02 PM

Most importantly;

Magoo's compaign has LOST the NEWS CYCLE!!!

The last week before the election and the news cycle is dominated by a Repugnicon scandal.

It's only too bad that Stevens was not also a homo who had an affair with his male pages.

The failure of Davis, schmidt, salter, wallace and pfoten-hore is complete.

Posted by: Heerman532 | October 28, 2008 11:57 AM

Moron Con Communist Econ Terrorists only want to spread all the Wealth to the Wall Street Reckless Gambling Business Incompetent Criminals.

Moron Con Communists Econ Terrorists think Trillions in Tax Hike Bailouts of Junk Mortgage Companies, Junk Banks, Junk Insurance, Junk Auto Companies is what Free Markets are about. Not Free Markets, but FreeLoading Markets for the Rich Lobbyist Connected Criminals

Moron Con Extremists are the only Idiots that think wasting Trillions in Splurges, Illegal Wars, Nation Building other countries while America Crumbles is Patriotic.

Biggest Bank Failures Ever

Lowest Consumer Confidence EVER at 38

Worse drop in Home Price EVER down 16.6%

Biggest Insurance Company Failure Ever

2 Biggest Mortgage Companies Failure Ever

Now, the Communist Moron Con Econ Terrorists has the Communist Govt owning the Biggest Mortgage Companies, Biggest Auto, Biggest Banks and Biggest Insurance Companies

Posted by: mawt | October 28, 2008 11:57 AM

My friends, sound familiar? Alaska seems to do what the vast majority of politicians deem necessary for their own personal wealth. Pork isn't the only white meat, corruption rules. mcshame and the pain are prime examples of self worth and greed. What enables a person to acheive such stardom in such a short time? That is exactly what the vp for the republican party is. If voted in, she and the todd will rule, probably give the mcshame a nice laced toddy!

Posted by: rhodaposa | October 28, 2008 11:56 AM

Did McCain just turn Alaska from Red to Blue>?

Posted by: kparc | October 28, 2008 11:53 AM

If Senator McCain is calling on Senator Stevens to resign, it seems that he should ask Gov Palin to do the same. Both Stevens and Palin have demonstrated remarkably bad judgment and violated ethics standards that Senator McCain has publicly and openly deplored. The only difference is that Sen Stevens went to trial for his ethics violations while Gov Palin has merely been censured for her equally repugnant ethics violations. Perhaps if Gov Palin resigned and was replaced with a viable VP candidte with real credentials for national leadership, Sen McCain might find himself back in this race.

Posted by: rgn1 | October 28, 2008 11:48 AM

In other news, Stevens says McCain must go.

Posted by: bs2004 | October 28, 2008 11:47 AM

90+ PERCENT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT WERE BORN AND RAISED UNDER THE SOVIET REGIME are voting for MCCAIN. THEY KNOW WHAT THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH and BIASED/CONTROLLED MEADIA REALLY MEANS and how much damage it can do to this great nation.

“THE INHERENT VICE OF CAPITALISM IS THE UNEQUAL SHARING OF BLESSING; THE INHERENT VIRTUE OF SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL SHARING OF MISERIES.”

They know that both COMUNISTS AND HITLER CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE. THEY KNOW AND WHEN YOU DO VOTE FOR a candidate with NO EXPERIENCE, NO CHARACTER, NO JUDGMENT you will also find out what it was like to live under one of the horrific ‘ISMS’ of the 20th century.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 28, 2008 11:47 AM

I agree with those who say McCain should extend his charges to include his own running mate. After all, Sarah the Mayor of Wasilla received all kinds of earmarks from "Uncle Ted."

Posted by: joy2 | October 28, 2008 11:44 AM

Moron Cons who enable War Criminals are equally guilty of Murder, Rape & War Crimes.

Moron Con Communist Econ WMD Terrorists, Old Adulterer Songbird Treasonous Traitor War Criminal Corrupt McLobbyist & The Born Again Pro Life Killer Retard & their Hundreds of Big Corporate Lobbyists will Destroy America!!

We were attacked after Mission Accomplished Axis of Evil Moron Con Econ Terrorist Nazi was informed, so what, Moron Cons?

Cons are Morons, Hypocrites, Bigots, Killers, Liars and Frauds

Moron Cons are Cowards with Guns and Bombs

Birth Control Pills can cause Abortions, so stop taking them, Moron Cons, practice Astenence in your Moron Con Brains

Moron Con Econ Terrorists will destroy America.

Moron Con Fascists love Socialist Communist Trillions in Tax Hike Bailouts of their Rich Wall Street Reckless Gambling Criminal Business Incompetents.

Over 2 Million jobs lost in the past year.

Birth Control Pills can cause Abortions, so stop taking them, Moron Cons, practice Abstinence in your Moron Con Brains

Born Again Faith Based Pro Life Killers who support War Criminals are equally Guilty of all the Rapes, Murders and War Crimes committed by our War Criminals.

Old Adulterer War Criminal refuses to Release his Complete Military Records, why? Read about his Anti American videos, Collaborating with the Enemy, having sexual relation with subordinates, a military crime, killing 168 US Sailors on the USS Forrestal, getting medals which required eyewitnesses when there were none, graduating at the bottom 894 out of 899, and more

Posted by: mawt | October 28, 2008 11:44 AM

Palin obviously meant that it was a sad day for Alaska because they lost their leading provider of pork-barrell funding. And it was a sad day for Stevens' family because now they'll have that crotchety ole' b@stard at home 24/7 where they'll have to listen to him pine about the 'good ole' days' and tell stupid stories.

Man is that the most crotchety old man you ever saw or what?

She could care less if he is a criminal.

Posted by: Heerman532 | October 28, 2008 11:42 AM

According to a new poll it is Huckabee that is the front runner for the 2012 GOP recieving about half the vote., No surprise it is Obama on the dem side also reciving about half the vote For the Dems. You can participate in the Poll or see the results at http://www.skip08.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 28, 2008 11:41 AM

And Bush/McCain and Cheney who all lied about Iraq and ended up with thousands of young Americans being slaughtered, hundreds of thousands being hideously injured and then having their health care cut in places like Walter Reed get to keep their jobs?

Who is McCain kidding? Stevens only lied about money, Bush lied about weapons and got millions of people destroyed in the process and cost American taxpayers trillions.

What a snivelling hypocrite McMoron is.

Posted by: shepherdmarilyn | October 28, 2008 11:39 AM

Moron Con Communists Econ Terrorists think Trillions in Tax Hike Bailouts of Junk Mortgage Companies, Junk Banks, Junk Insurance, Junk Auto Companies is what Free Markets are about. Not Free Markets, but FreeLoading Markets for the Rich Lobbyist Connected Criminals

Moron Con Extremists are the only Idiots that think wasting Trillions in Splurges, Illegal Wars, Nation Building other countries while America Crumbles is Patriotic.

Biggest Bank Failures Ever

Lowest Consumer Confidence EVER at 38

Worse drop in Home Price EVER down 16.6%

Biggest Insurance Company Failure Ever

2 Biggest Mortgage Companies Failure Ever

Now, the Communist Moron Con Econ Terrorists has the Communist Govt owning the Biggest Mortgage Companies, Biggest Auto, Biggest Banks and Biggest Insurance Companies

Largest increase in the National Debt Ever nearly $8 Trillion, a Trillion increase per year under the Moron Con Econ Terrorist War Criminal Pro Life Mass Murderer Serial Killer in Chief

Biggest Budget Deficits in History

Largest increase in Government Spending in History under Mission Accomplished Axis of Evil

Trillions in Tax Hikes wasted in Worthless Stupid Illegal Wars by the War Criminals Google Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Google International Laws and War Crimes

Posted by: mawt | October 28, 2008 11:38 AM

Sarah's plan is that Stevens wins next week, gets sworn in and then resigns. That means the Governor appoints a replacement - who would be Sarah Palin. A 6 year term without having to run is a nice back-up plan if the current election doesn't work out.

Posted by: KHMJr | October 28, 2008 11:36 AM

So wait, what goes for the goose doesn't go for the gander? Palin's "It's a sad day for Alaska..." is unbelievably hyporcratic the same as their image of her as a Wal-Mart mom. Wasn't it a sad day for Alaska when the investigation found that Ms. Palin abused her power?...

If I were McCain I would shut my mouth because the person standing next to me is also ethically corrupted. Why aren't people calling the McCain camp out on this?... Yes, McCain may have displayed a 'hint' of his maverick ways since he's calling for the resignation of Palin but once again, he is not thinking before acting.

Posted by: Iman22 | October 28, 2008 11:35 AM

Now I would like a report on who bought the materials, designed and built Sarah's Alaska house. Let's, see. Could it be connected to the extravagant sports complex in Wasilla? Todd says he built it with a friend. Who was that friend and since he is babysitter in chief, who minded the children? Oh yes, the governor/mayor can multitask all the while firing whomever disagrees with her. so I guess that wasn't a concern. Nice pick, McCain.

Posted by: cmmckee | October 28, 2008 11:32 AM

According to a new poll it is Huckabee that is the front runner for the 2012 GOP recieving about half the vote., No surprise it is Obama on the dem side also reciving about half the vote For the Dems. You can participate in the Poll or see the results at http://www.skip08.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 28, 2008 11:32 AM

"mCcAIN", Everytime i read, or hear something about jOHN mCcAIN, i think he wouldn't even make a good janitor, for the Whitehouse, let alone live in it and be serving as President of our GREAT COUNTRY, he is a joke, and so is pALIN. She even see he's a joke. Last nites news even told me she's got plans 2 run for president n 2012,HAHAHA,HAHA TP

Posted by: tgprenger | October 28, 2008 11:30 AM

John McCain has also broken the trust of the american people. "palling around with terrorist","socialist", "spreading around the wealth=welfare","Obama wants to teach sex to children","he cares more about winning an election than the american people". John McCain is dishonorable and a shame to the republican party. If he loses he will have deserved it .

Posted by: grammy29649 | October 28, 2008 11:30 AM

Will Palin, Steven's ex-director of “Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service” 527 group as recently as 2005, go rogue on this one?


"McCain calls on convicted senator to step down"

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/28/mccain-calls-on-convicted-senator-to-step-down/

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 28, 2008 11:24 AM

So McCain wants the convicted felon Steven to resign while Palin just feels sad about it all. She has been "palling around" with people who betrayed the public trust up in Alaska for years and now she has gotten caught.

McCain, Palin, Stevens: All of these corrupt Republican standard bearers need to go. Now.

Posted by: dee5 | October 28, 2008 11:24 AM

Two great gifts to the Democratic party from Alaska- Sen. Stevens and Governor Palin. I guess McCain's crack staff should have looked more closely at Sarah if they are so concerned about ethics.

Posted by: silverspring25 | October 28, 2008 11:16 AM

Let me get this straight ... Obama is considered demonstrating poor judgment for living in the same neighborhood and being appointed to govern an educational board w/ Bill Ayers?

But it is ok for McCain to PAL around with felons? Liddy & Stevens?

Posted by: Dash13-Fore | October 28, 2008 11:16 AM

Palin should bale on VP and take Stevens' place in next weeks election. That's what Alaskans thought she would do all along anyway, though, also...

Posted by: maggieww | October 28, 2008 11:15 AM

NO!!! DON'T RESIGN!!!

I want to see if those Baked Alaskan Republicans have the jewlery to re-elect a convicted felon to office.

Let's test THEIR mettle!

NO!!! DON'T RESIGN!!!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 28, 2008 11:14 AM

Stevens should stay in the Senate as a reminder to fellow Republicans that to be indicted is not a big deal.

Posted by: wrock76taolcom | October 28, 2008 11:12 AM

That is about the worst possible thing anyone could ever say. A week before the polls open and they can't say a word for keeping it a local problem.

Why not just call for the resignation of Bush and Cheney? They are both liabilities also.

40 years in the senate and with a week to go they can't say he has a lot of explaining to do with the people back home.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 28, 2008 11:10 AM

RaZoR777 the spew machine

Time to call the excorsist!

Anyone have any spare lithium, RaZoR777 aparently is out.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 28, 2008 11:09 AM


McCain is condemning a fellow Republican. The other Republican is prison wants company.

McCain is an opportunist...he does not mean it, Senator Stevens.

McCain is a dead end.

Posted by: wrock76taolcom | October 28, 2008 11:08 AM

Great.

Now is he going to call for Sarah Palin to step down as VP candidate for her ethics conviction?

????????

He's such an idiot... you would have to be mindless to vote for McPalin.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | October 28, 2008 11:07 AM

Great.

Now is he going to call for Sarah Palin to step down as VP candidate for her ethics conviction?

????????

He's such an idiot... you would have to be mindless to vote for McPalin.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | October 28, 2008 11:05 AM

.... P E L O S I * O B A M A * R E I D ....
___________________ V S ___________________

.......... J O H N * M c C A I N ..........

... C O M M A N D E R * I N * C H I E F ...

___________________________________________

Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 11:02 AM

.... P E L O S I * O B A M A * R E I D ....
_________________ V S ___________________

.......... J O H N * M c C A I N ..........

... C O M M A N D E R * I N * C H I E F ...

___________________________________________

Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 11:00 AM

First words out of McCains mouth that I actually agree with. On another note, kudos to the United States Senate for not discriminating against our nation's criminals.

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 28, 2008 11:00 AM

Throw all of the bums out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: zippergyrl | October 28, 2008 10:59 AM

.... P E L O S I * O B A M A * R E I D ....
_________________ V S ___________________

.......... J O H N * M c C A I N ..........

... C O M M A N D E R * I N * C H I E F ...

___________________________________________

Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:58 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:56 AM

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Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:54 AM

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Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:53 AM

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Give McCAIN a chance to shake up Washington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:53 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 28, 2008 10:52 AM

wait a doggone minute mccain. palin was found guilty of abusing her power as governor in troopergate by a bipartisan legislative investigation. so how come you didn't ask palin to resign from the ticket? instead mccain, you defended her and palin to this day claims she did nothing wrong. both palin and stevens are in the same category, that of corruption. how can you throw stevens under the bus and protect palin at the same time? double standard? you were once an honorable man mccain but not so much anymore. what happened to you? power and money corrupts, so which one got to you? you have money, access to your wife's fortune so it has to be power. too bad, so sad.

Posted by: joey3 | October 28, 2008 10:50 AM

Mad props to McCain for this, even though I'm voting for Obama.

And ... wth is with 'those' people in Alaska? Congressman, Senator and Governors all under investigation for all sorts of things, and Sarah is just plain wierd.

Alaska is out of sync with the Lower 48.

Posted by: HillRat | October 28, 2008 10:45 AM

John McCain, trying to get out ahead of the bad publicity Senator Stevens has yet AGAIN brought to the sorry GOP. Why did the republicans coin "Government Of the People" for themselves? They are government of the wealthy, CEOs, most influential and the oil cartel.

Senator McCain, your call for Senator Stevens to resign is yet another political, grand-standing stunt to woo the voters. Just like your erratic call for the firing of the Security Exchange Commission's chief in September. What do you say Senator McCain to two republicans in TWO WEEKS being convicted of wrong doing? Your running mate for her abuse of her much bally-hooed "executive power" and Senator Stevens for his extensive, expensive gifts? Yeah, you represent the moral right. Only when it benefits you in votes.

Posted by: ajackson3 | October 28, 2008 10:45 AM

For a change, I actually agree with McCain on this one.

Posted by: mhhaggard | October 28, 2008 10:43 AM

That should help his Pflagging popularity among the Republican stalwarts.

Posted by: majorteddy | October 28, 2008 10:40 AM

Citizens: Both McCain and Stevens Should Go

Posted by: bordercollies | October 28, 2008 10:39 AM

FOX news reports that Republicans caused the economic collapes of Fannie Mae and also Freddie Mac

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth $2 million campaign payments to GOP
Monday, October 20, 2008

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 28, 2008 10:39 AM

FOX news reports that Republicans caused the economic collapes of Fannie Mae and also Freddie Mac

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth $2 million campaign payments to GOP
Monday, October 20, 2008

By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 28, 2008 10:38 AM

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