Friday, April 03, 2009

Alaska Republicans hypocritically call for Begich resignation, special election

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Wait. Mark Begich beats Ted Stevens in Alaska's Senate race in November, and now Alaska Republicans, including Palin, are calling for Begich to step down and run in a special election?

Look, I agree that things have changed somewhat now that the DoJ has dropped corruption charges against Stevens, and it may well be that some Alaska voters voted the way they did because of those charges, but... what's done is done. It's over. It didn't turn out the way you wanted. Deal with it. Begich won.

Thankfully, Begich is standing firm against such partisan hypocrisy: "Today, with our country in a severe recession, it's more important than ever that we have a senator focused on fixing our economy so Alaskans have the jobs they need to support their families. That is my job in the Senate, and I'm honored to serve Alaskans for the next six years."

Carry on, Senator.

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  • it seems fitting that they released this news about Ted Stevens on or around April 1st

    By Anonymous coffee maker, at 8:14 PM  

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