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Eskimo Whalers for Ted Stevens

Even if GOP presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, want convicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to resign, Eskimo whalers are fully backing the senator.

Stevens' embattled reelection campaign released a press release Tuesday afternoon announcing "Senator Stevens Picks Up More Endorsements... Eskimo Whalers and Retired Lt. General Stand Firm behind Stevens."

The release says Stevens, who was convicted Monday on seven counts of lying on his Senate financial disclosure records, has picked up "two more endorsements today, one from the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) and another from Lt. General Tom McInerney, U.S. Air Force (ret.) and former head of the Alaska Command and Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Both strongly support Senator Stevens's reelection and urge Alaskans to vote for the Senator on Election Day."

The 84-year-old convicted felon senator, who is being pushed to resign by others within his own party, had this to say of the endorsements: "I am honored and humbled to continue to have the support of so many Alaskans. I am proud of what we have accomplished over the years. By working together we can make our state even better for future generations of Alaskans. I look forward to coming home and listening to Alaskans about the issues that will define this election."

So far, it doesn't look like he's listening to the likes of McCain and Palin.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 28, 2008; 5:12 PM ET
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Posted by: glclark4750 | October 28, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Stevens is a crook. Palin should be outspoken in asking him to resign. She first said "I'm sure he'll do the right thing". Hours later, probably after being informed by campaign staff, she asks that he step down.
Palin doesn't have a mind of her own. She is a friend of Sen. Stevens.
They're all hoping this "Democratic Uprising" passes over so they can continue business as usual.
Let's flush them on Tuesday.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 29, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

"84-year-old convicted felon senator"
I will confess I do not know federal law but in Texas, a person is not considered "convicted" until all appeals have been denied. That is why Jack Ruby died an innocent man - he was still appearling his conviction. Hence, to call Stevens a convicted felon, at this point in time, is incorrect.

Posted by: FRGinTexas | October 29, 2008 7:05 AM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion the felon statement is accurate.

Notwithstanding Texas criminal law, someone is considered convicted "when the result of a criminal trial which ends in a judgment or sentance that the accused is guilty as charged." (Blacks Law Dictionary) State and Federal prisons are full of people whose cases are in various stages of appeal, yet they are all considered convicted criminals, that is unless their conviction is later overturned or they receive a pardon.

Stevens has been convicted, and will be a convicted felon unless he wins on appeal, or if President Bush pardons him (God forbid).

Posted by: kennethk | October 29, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

It's a known fact that Sen. Stevens has been providing tax free liquor to the eskimos for years. He's enacted a law in Native Alaskan communities that allow bars to stay open 24 hours a day, and provide cheap liquor to the eskimos.
It's also a known fact that Alaska has the highest rate of alcoholism in the U.S., with native Alaskans at the top of the the list.
Sarah Palin has supported Sen. Stevens in the all day bars, and cheap booze for the native Alaskans.
"Keep em drunk and happy"
Shameless republicans.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 30, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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