Do We Want Stevens to Win?
Or do we want to kick every last bum out of the party and start anew. Just a few quick words about the senior Senator and his situation.
If he wins (which is looking less and less likely), he will be removed by the Senate. I don't think many sitting Republicans are going to stick their necks out for a convicted felon and try and fight his removal. I don't even think the specter of giving Sarah Palin a shot at his seat would change their minds.
Do we-- the everyday Republicans in the U.S.-- want this guy to stick around? Many Republicans in Alaska have even gone lukewarm on him. How is keeping phonies like this in office going to help our party? Wouldn't it be better, as sad as it seems, to allow a Democrat to get the seat, rather than have the Republican felon hold on to it?
One last thought. In 2006, when Obama and Coburn were trying to create USAspending.gov, Senator Stevens put a secret hold on the legislation. Here was Obama and Tom Coburn (R) looking to increase transparency in federal outlays, and Stevens was trying to secretly prevent the legislation from leaving the Senate.