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Is Sarah Palin Nipping at Ted Stevens' Heels?



Alaska's Ted Stevens could have some competition for his Senate seat -- and we don't mean his tight reelection race.

We have a fascinating situation in Alaska. Convicted felon Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is clinging to a 2 point lead over his Democratic challenger, Mark Begich.

If this lead holds and Stevens, 84, wins reelection, his race will be the biggest shocker of Election Day. And he'll hold a place in history as the first convicted felon ever reelected to the Senate.

As the Anchorage Daily News reports, the race may not be decided for two weeks given the roughly 40,000 absentee ballots left to be counted, plus "9,000 uncounted early votes and thousands of questioned ballots."

If Stevens does beat the odds and wins his surreal reelection battle, he won't be welcome back in the Senate, where Democrats gained at least five more seats last night with the counting still going strong in yet undecided races.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this week that even if Stevens wins his race, he shouldn't expect to keep his job on Capitol Hill. "The reality is that a convicted felon is not going to be able to serve in the United States Senate," Reid said. "And as precedent shows us, Senator Stevens will face an ethics committee investigation and expulsion, regardless of his appeals process."

And what might happen if his colleagues do kick Stevens out of the Senate, prompting a special election? Who might be in line to replace him? Hint: lipstick; $150,000 wardrobe. Yep, you betcha! Sarah Palin.

And although Palin would likely face a legal challenge if she tried to appoint herself or a temporary replacement (a law passed by the Alaska Legislature after Lisa Murkowski's appointment to the Senate by her father, former Gov. Frank Murkowski, requires a special election to fill any Senate vacancies) she would certainly be the frontrunner in any race to replace Stevens.

Palin has no made no secret of her desire to stay on the national political scene. And - just ask President-elect Barack Obama - what better place than the Senate to launch your bid for the White House?

By Mary Ann Akers  |  November 5, 2008; 9:29 AM ET
 
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Well darn, all I can say is God help us all if that happens. Ms Palin had just better up the limit on those credit cards of hers and buy up as much of that there campaign wardrobe as she can.

Happy day people. We now have a President-elect Obama.

http://www.theweeklydonut.com/index.php/2008/11/04/obama-wins/

Posted by: xpurgation | November 5, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Let me guess: Sarah's first comments on making it to the Senate on Stevens' back (assuming that his lead in the election over Begich holds up) will be a twist on self-pitying Richard Nixon -- "You now have me to kick around some more."

Posted by: boesc | November 5, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

$150,000 on Sarah Palin's clothes??? What about the $MILLIONS$ that were pocketed by Obama's huge campaign staff... $600 Million raised by Obama... much of it online... through a system that illegally allowed overseas addresses. How much of this was spent on the Obama family?

And the sexist ridicule that was heaped on Hillary and Sarah. All of it promoted and sanctioned by the Democrat party. It will now be open season on any woman that seeks power in the USA... and that includes her family. I ask you... was it worth it?

Posted by: Not-Marx | November 5, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget."

Posted by: diana9 | November 5, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Ms Palin will do what every is necessary to advance her agenda!

God help us.

Posted by: tinkabell1 | November 5, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Well a few things here. First off, after all Alaska did vote in Sarah Palin to begin with. That certainly doesn't speak well of the Alaskan electorate. The second mark against the Alaskans is voting in a convicted felon. But then they might be excused for voting for a liar and scoundral because after all if you are going to work with a den of thieves you had better be one too.

Posted by: RedRat | November 5, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Not-Marx | November 5, 2008 12:57 PM
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It's time for you to go back into the shadows of your mother's basement.

Posted by: JRM2 | November 5, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Not-Marx: First, your statements about staff and Obama family pocketing millions donated by supporters like myself are completely unfounded. The GOP and media would have long trumpeted these had they been true. Second, overseas Americans can contribute legally to political causes! Please get your facts straight.
Third, no politician, male or female, is free from ridicule and attack. It is part of the game, unfortunately. They expect it and take it in stride.
Congratulations to President-elect Obama!

Posted by: flamenquera | November 5, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

well, i'm sure tina fey is down with it!

but palin had better get some courage and start going onto political shows on ALL netowrks! her spokesman sean hannity won't be able to protect her anymore.

Posted by: KenFromCalifornia | November 5, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Surprise, surprise! The "good" Governor has a habit of stabbing her mentors in the back to satisfy her political ambitions. In this case, Ted Stevens isn't a particularly sympathetic obstacle.

Posted by: cardinalbird2 | November 5, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I say, bring her on. You give a caribou enough rope, she will hang herself.

Posted by: jjolly1 | November 5, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The thought of Sarah Palin sitting in the U.S. Senate is truly frightening. This woman is a vicious, vindictive religious and political extremist. She represents the worst elements in the Republican party. No doubt her ambitions are boundless, despite that fact that her values are those of the trailer park. Shame on Alaskans if they let her into the halls of Congress.

Posted by: dsrobins | November 5, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"And the sexist ridicule that was heaped on Hillary and Sarah. All of it promoted and sanctioned by the Democrat party. It will now be open season on any woman that seeks power in the USA... and that includes her family. I ask you... was it worth it?"

As if we haven't seen the right wing calling Obama a Muslim as if it were an insult excepting by virtue of the man's Christianity. Furthermore Hillary and Palin were not good choices. Seriously, am I supposed to fall adoringly at a candidate's feet because they possess a vagina? There are many extremely competent women in government. I was disappointed Obama did not choose Sebelius, for example. Also, McCain could have hit one out of the park by asking Olympia Snowe to be his running mate - but he couldn't because the rabid right doesn't think she's right wing enough. Everywhere in the world there is bigotry, but when you are railing against spending and your highest paid campaign staffer is a make-up artist, it is FAIR GAME. It is NOT SEXIST to point out someone's hypocrisy.

Posted by: tweldy | November 5, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a moron. I hope she does run in 2012, against Huckabee and the other loons.

Posted by: Schwartz1 | November 5, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

This just shows the mentality of people in Alaska. Maybe they should succeed from the US, then they can have King Stevens, and Queen Palin running their little "country". LOL

Posted by: McSameChalin | November 5, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Well dog gone it, I wish I lived in Alaska so I could vote Sarah into the senate. However, I live in Missouri. Wonder how many of these bloggers understand that their opinion is not important unless they live in Alaska where that decision will be made? It's pointless to use stupid rhetoric about a situation that you have no control over.

Posted by: JayBird4 | November 5, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's hoping Tina Fey retains her celebrity cred for four years (that's not a given) so she can resurrect Palin in 2012. Like Bill Clinton, Sarah's going to be with us for a long,long time.

Posted by: dougkaiser10 | November 5, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely love the idea of Sarah Palin in the Senate. She might be much better able to clean up Washington in that position than the 'ceremonial' Vp job.

Posted by: Clearly101 | November 5, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin for Senator... can you imagine that.

This is the same religious bigot who could not correctly answer what is the duty of the VP x 3 times. This woman is a megalomaniac and a sociopath (lie, lie, believe your lies, no shame or care). I think this was a great opportunity for the Alaskans to see who is the real Palin ...now it is up to them how to restrain for good their pitbull with lipstick...

Posted by: LMM48 | November 5, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid can't just 'kick' Stevens out of the Senate. He needs 2/3 vote or 67 votes. He'll NEVER get it! The Dem's (with the 2 Independents) will probably only have around 58 seats, give or take 1. The Republicans won't kick out one of their own for fear the Democrats will pick up another seat in the special election. The GOP will make sure the Dem's don't get a filibuster proof majority! That's #1 on their list, not getting rid of a felon!

Posted by: lovecoolmovies | November 5, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Alaskans are not that stupid that they don't see Sarah for what she is--all fluff and huff and no substance. We were duped once, but we won't be again.

She returns home to a state that won't be rolling in the dough that made it possible for her to give us the $1,200 on top of our $3,000+ dividend from oil revenues.

We've seen the mean, vindictive side of Sarah, and I am certain that many Alaskans will not vote for her if she choses to take a shot at Stevens seat, if he wins and has to give up his Senate seat. Sarah will be lucky to get a second term as governor after showing us her real self.

Posted by: anjum2 | November 5, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

There have been free elections in many places. Germany elected Hitler, Gaza elected Hamas and Venezuela elected Hugo Chavez. We elected Obama. The majority may gain the power, but that does not by any stretch of the imagination make them right.

I will welcome the lipstick and the $150,000 wardrobe and the rest of the canards the feeble minded Democrats throw out there. The day after the election the Russians are already rattling their sabres. Hey, Joe Biden was right.

Posted by: WyattE | November 5, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

IN YOUR FACE YOU RACIST BASTARDS!

Regarding Palin in the Senate, u forget that there are other women, well qualified women, in the senate at the moment who will be chosen by their party over an extremist wacko.

Posted by: angelou | November 5, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Here they go. When morons have nothing to say they get back to calling people racists. The name calling is the last refuge of idiots.

Posted by: WyattE | November 5, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I can't imagine anyone wanting Palin around now that the real Sarah Palin is being exposed by the various Republican, McCain and news teams.

Posted by: WLCCS | November 5, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

lovecoolmovies:

The senate is above all, a gentleman's club and ladies club. A convicted felon will not be allowed to sit by either party. That is why you heard McCain and McConnell call for him to resign. If he refuses they will expel him. They would prefer he resign, but if he refuses out on his butt he will go. It is up to Stevens.

Posted by: dugoutnut | November 5, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

lovecoolmovies: John McCain is one Republican senator who has already called for Stevens to resign. There will be plenty more Republicans following suit.... the Republican name is MUD right now and if they want to preserve ANY shred of credibility, they will agree to oust Stevens. Lose one Republican now... or lose even more in the next election!

Posted by: mavisdarling | November 5, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

2012 ? In the words of the tenmis great John MacEnroe? Are you serious?. This woman was quite possibly the number one reason that McCain lost the race. Watching her debut at the Republican Convention anyone could see that she was vindictive, Nasty, ruthless woman. If she decides to run as a Republican Presidential Candidate for 2012, I don't think that she would be able to stand the heat, after all the Pawlentys, Jindals, Giulianis, Romneys, and others will take the kiddie gloves off (no more softballs and pillow glove hits). I imagine that Katie Couric interviews will be in heavy rotation as will her SNL Impressions (whoops that was Tina Fey not Palin). Hillary she aint, Sarah proves she is not able to play with the big boys. No Sirree! you betcha she aint no Hillary!

Posted by: sunnyside1 | November 5, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

got a point... because he Begich can not beat Stevens with all his trevails... would not be close.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | November 5, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Stevens, Palin, Young. Alaska Please, PLEASE, go ahead and secede. We won't object. Losing your oil would be a small price to pay to get rid of these corrupt knuckleheads. It seems if you have a (R) beside your name you can get elected in Alaska no matter how dumb and dishonest you are.

Posted by: dcwsano | November 5, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Is Alaska the new Florida, a Banana Republic without the bananas? Real concerns about Alaska from Nate Silver at 538.com: "The third possibility is that a lot of those "questionable" ballots are Democratic ones, and that there have been irregularities in the voting tally. . . Alaska is a provincial state with some history of corruption, and Democrats ought to be making sure that too many of their ballots haven't been disqualified." --Nate Silver

Posted by: osullivanc1 | November 5, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

The Wicked Witch of Wasilla has done a generation's worth of damage to both the Republican Party and Alaska. It goes to show that one doesn't have be blonde to be dumb.

Posted by: LovelyLady1 | November 5, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

yeeeessssss..... let Governor Palin lower herself further into the depths of Alaskan political depravity and ultimate self destruction. With any luck we can cut Alaska loose and they can all go off and be their own country with Todd and Sarah as king and queen in a twisted little fairy tale of right wing, religious zealot, white supremist homeland.

Posted by: craiggger | November 5, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

When it comes to Congressmen there are only two kinds...convicted felons and not-yet-convicted felons.

Posted by: craiggger | November 5, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

I would LOVE to see Sarah Palin in the Senate. She and John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Joe Leiberman would make quite the pack. And hey, we'll get another female Senator! Yippee!!

Go Sarah! I'm looking forward to seeing you and Bobby Jindal in the White House in 2016 (if not before)!

Posted by: StageMom | November 5, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Note to FLAMENQUERA: Straight Facts

Unlike McCain’s or Sen. Hillary Clinton’s online donation pages, the Obama site did not ask for proof of citizenship until late September. Clinton’s presidential campaign required U.S. citizens living abroad to actually fax a copy of their passport before a donation would be accepted.

With such lax vetting of foreign contributions, the Obama campaign may have indirectly contributed to questionable fundraising by foreigners.

In July and August, the head of Nigeria’s stock market held a series of pro-Obama fundraisers in Lagos... Nigeria’s largest city. The events attracted local Nigerian business owners.

Posted by: Not-Marx | November 6, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

To: JRM2 ---- I'm sorry, were you trying to say something... or were you just typing?

Posted by: Not-Marx | November 6, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

If Palin does make it to the senate, it'll prolong the relevance of this parody:
Sarah Palin Sings Popular!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvXDrOQBsrA

:)

Posted by: gnormb | November 6, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

The chattering class is really frightened of Palin. This is clear from the strident posts. A few years in the Senate will make her a formidable candidate. She actually interviewed very well on energy, which has been her main interest in Alaska. She didn't have the time to bone up on all the issues that interest the inside-the-beltway media, but showed a lot of common sense. Analysts gave her kudos for her interview with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC.

She was the most intelligent of the four candidates and a quick learner. She is not the rote learner that Obama is, but needs to understand issues. The media gave Obama a pass on everything. He is a plodder, but very slow on his feet, as witnessed by his response to Joe the Plumber.

Posted by: TraderB | November 6, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

TO: TraderB | November 6, 2008 10:05 AM

If you really believe Sarah Palin is more intelligent than Barack Obama, you must be the only person in America who does. Say what you will about Obama, he is at the very least one of the most intelligent people elected president in a very long time.

Posted by: mahonri | November 6, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin as a canditate for any office is much better than Sarah Palin, Vice President. Forget for just a moment the historical significance of Barack Obama as our president. Think of how close our country came to a disaster of biblical proportions if the McCain-Palin team had won.

Posted by: and2rewham | November 6, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Ted Stevens deserves whatever he has coming to him as long as other congressional felons and betrayers of the public trust, such as Charlie Rangel are dealt with similarly.

Posted by: PhillyD | November 6, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Funny. So many of you riducule Sarah Palin about her religious convictions when you don't even see that you are systematically ripenning our country for a total theocracy. And I'm not talking Christian theocracy. Get your heads out of your butts and get informed. There's a day coming, quickly, in which you would beg for a Palin presidency. Here's some info to chew on. http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/06/sharia-alert-whats-the-treasury-department-up-to-now/
Yes it's on Malkin. Look it up elsewhere, it's still true. We are all going to bow down eventually. Get off Sarah's back. At least she'd let you choose to worship or not. Remember, Barry promises us that we 'will get there'. Where?

Posted by: garathorn1 | November 6, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I would have thought that criminal stevens would be in jail for the crimes that he had committed and why has the senate expelled him. I guess the republicans are trying to protect their friends. Further the very idea of palin running is incredible. I would have thought she would disappear for good and stay in alaska. It seems the republicans had opened Pandora Box and look at what they had created or what had slithered out? Remarkable.

Posted by: fslearjet | November 6, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

To monhonri: I have enough in the way of academic credentials not to be too impressed with them. Obama is a fairly typical HLS plodder, with nary an original idea.

Posted by: TraderB | November 6, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The things Stevens left out of his financial disclosure statement pale next to what Harry Reid left out. Why wasn't Reid prosecuted?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/12/AR2006101201486.html

Posted by: TraderB | November 6, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I doubt that Alaskans will want someone as clueless as SP in the US Senate, where serious business is transacted. Alaska, after all, is almost entirely supported by the Federal government (See "The State of Palin, New Yorker, Sept. 22 issue, page 64).

As for the claim that the Obama campaign was funded by foreign nationals, I can say that, as an ex-pat overseas contributor, I was required by the campaign to provide my US passport number.

Posted by: buddnic | November 6, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

TraderB, where have you been, at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean? Porkbarrel Palin is the most intelligent of the four, I assume you mean the four people that live in Alsaka that read and write. How do the people in Alaska elect a convicted felon with the knowledge that he'll be kicked out of the Senate with proper haste? Is it because you all believe that it takes a crook to catch a crook and Alaskans have been stealing from the rest of the USA ever since Ted Stevens went to Washington or is it because you don't believe that an American jury knows what their talking about? Perhaps receding from our beloved Union of States is the answer for people who think laws are not meant for them, only others. Good riddance to Palin and the broom she rode in on.

Posted by: joecrisefulli | November 6, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

You Democrats kill me! Your just jealous your little Hillary wasn't on the Presidential ticket. Gov. Palin was thrust into the national scene rather quickly, but she did gain consierable knowledge on what to do next time. Serving in the Senate would give her plenty of experiance, it worked for your Obama. As far as her wardrobe, it's time to stop beating a dead horse!

Posted by: dtigers528 | November 6, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

And another thing...Why didn't we hear more about Obama's dealings with Rezko.

Posted by: PhillyD | November 6, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin, like quite a few of the Republican base-people, is a fascist.

Though I dislike Palin intensely, I think the Senate is a good place for her. It will give her a showplace, among the other fascists in her party, to continue to reveal to the American people how corrupt fascism ultimately is.

Because, folks, that is the battle. The battle between sane people, and fascism.

Posted by: allwx | November 6, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

For all those of you who think Alaska should receede ( that what it is called not Succeed ) please let us , we can use all our energy and all our wealth much better thab the political pundits in the lower 49 . We are the only stae in the US independent from you . We elected Palin for Alaska and she has done a good job of it . Hell we have no immigration problem ,
we have no one trying to rebuilt a Luisiana
disaster ( still not done , how long has it been ?)we are quite happy with her .
Radical ? because she hunts or has children
without abortion , its her right isnt it ?
Give credit where credit is due , no one here on this comment page has her achievements , I am sure .

Posted by: erichk1 | November 6, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

What better place then the U.S. Senate to learn about government? I mean Biden was still learning about who was President in 1929, after serving more than 30+ years there.

Posted by: lorddunsmore | November 6, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Please don't lump all Alaskan's into one sterotype. Almost 40% of us voted for Obama. Until the oiles came to town in the 70's, this state was a blue state. Unfortunately, we do have a large, under-educated population who cling to their guns and religion. I predict Sarah will die on the vine. In eight years she will be 52 and wrinkley (he-he). Those who find her so charming must only be looking at her appearance--she has no substance, is shallow and is not that smart--my god, my child knows that Africa is a continent and not a country and that NAFTA is an agreement with our border neighbors. How in the hell does someone become an adult and not know these things?? Do the people who still hold her in such esteem not know these simple facts? Thank God Obama won. There is hope.

Posted by: rosek1 | November 6, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Judging from the statements of the neo-cons here, there is nothing more obvious than than their ignorance and stupidity.

Posted by: Doubtom | November 6, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

My advice to Ms. Palin:
Be governor for 6 more years (running for re-election in 2010) and get that executive experience while you keep cleaning up Alaska. In the meantime, also travel the country and thank all of your supporters who voted for you. (Reagan did it in 1976 - and built up his base for 1980. I know, my husband was one of his speechwriters.) Then, when the President Obama terms end, you will be very qualified and ready to hit the ground running. The senate? Who in their right mind would want to be a senator in a minority government. Besides, very few people have won the presidency from the congressional side.

So, "Keep smiling, be happy, be yourself. Keep your base "charged up." We look forward to working on her presidental campaign.

Posted by: PalmSpringsGirl | November 6, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

OVER 62+ MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA...52.6%

HANNITY DO NOT HAVE A CHANCE WITH ALL THESE PEOPLE! KEEP HANNITY IN CHECK!

ATTACK HANNITY... IF HE GETS OUT OF LINE..DON'T MAKE HIM A HERO...IF HANNITY PROMOTING HATE?..THAT IS NO HERO, AMERICA!

MR. OBAMA President of the U.S. needs our help still. We need to keep our eye on the in house enemy! Quote.."HANNITY'S AMERICA"

Mr. Sean Hannity feels the need to continue to (DIVIDE AMERICA) with his rant and raves about quote "associations"
our goal here should be to keep his rhetoric straight talk!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgn6rjGbp0c

IN THIS PIECE ABOVE MR. SEAN HANNITY RIGHTOUSLY BEING "ASSOCIATED WITH TERROR!"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/26877217

ABOVE ARE JUST PLAN COMEDY FOLKS! THE BEST POLITICAL COMEDY IN DECADES.

Note: type in links learn and if need be. Protest Hannity's hatred rhetoric! email sean hannity also foxnews...pass this message on

Posted by: opp88 | November 6, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

After a failed VP bid, Sarah will have a chance to "mix it up" with the new VP Joe Biden, if she is appointed to the US Senate. There, as she so clearly articulated during an interview, she will be able to see how the Senate functions with the new VP as head of the Senate.

Alaska, as a gun loving state, sure knows how to shoot itself in the foot.

Posted by: JedG | November 6, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

I would love to see Sarah in the Senate. She is intelligent, articulate, enthusiastic and loved by the party. She could do a great job cleaning up Washington and she would do it with class. Sarah in 2012, YES

Posted by: roesib | November 6, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

You're worried about a wardrobe that will be returned or donated to charity?

What about those $140,000 Greek columns used to adorn the temple for Obama?

What happened to them?

Posted by: last_enchantment | November 7, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Please don't lump all Alaskans together. I for one did not vote for Sarah Palin or Ted Stevens, and I'm sure many other Alaskans didn't.

Posted by: georgiereese | November 7, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

This message is for ( rosek1 ) You live in AK and you must go back and look up history, because your dead wrong, AK was never a BLUE state , only when LBJ ran it went blue one time, in the past 60 years all but the one time it went Blue, has always been a Red state. And all you Palin haters will be wishing they voted for her, you will see, there will be even bigger problems with the Obama Admin, But it is ok Huckabee or Palin will be our cheif here in 2012. Any bets? :)

Posted by: lcdtechco | November 7, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

for lcdtecho 11/7 re color of Ak, socialists were here in 1914, and in that grand tradition Ms Sarah distributed $1200 for high energy costs plus the annual dividend (largest payout of $2k+for each adult and child alike) This from Opinion p.5 Anch. Daily news Nov 7. It's the felons who've been in for 25-30 yrs that the minority is trying to vote out. check out insurgent49.com or other blogs for more info.

Posted by: akyooper | November 8, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

My husband and I were blogging on ABC News yesterday about Obama and all our posts have been deleted. What happened to freedom of speech. They were not mean and we did not use filthy language in the blogs we just stated some facts!!!

Posted by: pattyduke45 | November 9, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

>

Yeah, I will bet you can not spell chief correctly. How much is our wager?

How about, if I win, you have to actually have to have facts behind your opinions from now on?

Posted by: GreenKayak | November 10, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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