Ted Stevens Set to Deliver Swan Song
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will take to the Senate floor Thursday morning for the first time since he was convicted on seven felony conspiracy counts to say goodbye to his colleagues, sources tell the Sleuth.
Having lost his Senate reelection race to Democrat Mark Begich Tuesday - on his 85th birthday, no less - Stevens conceded on Wednesday. This will likely be the veteran senator's last week on Capitol Hill, where he has served since 1968.
Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, is scheduled to give a farewell speech at 11 a.m. ET on the Senate floor, we're told.
Tune in. It's guaranteed to be a moment of high drama, far surpassing the notorious "hissy fit" floor speech three years ago in which Stevens vowed "I will be taken out of here on a stretcher" if his colleagues voted to deny funding for his infamous "bridge to nowhere."
Something tells us the convicted Alaskan senator will be wearing his trademark Incredible Hulk tie, which he is wont to wear when the chips are down and the going gets tough.
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