Alaska Senator Ted Stevens looks to be in trouble more serious than just losing an election:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, has been indicted on seven counts of making false statements.
Stevens, 86, has been dogged by a federal investigation into whether he pushed for fishing legislation that also benefited his son, an Alaska lobbyist. Authorities have also scrutinized his ties to a corrupt oil contractor who paid employees to renovate the senator’s home.
I’ll say it now.
Stevens should resign immediately and allow Governor Palin to appoint someone who might actually have a shot at holding on to his Senate seat.