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Old 10-28-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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We have been drilled with the Alaska Governor's popularity numbers for quite some time, and though lately the calling card has been tapering off in Senator McCain's acknowledgments, it did return in a recent interview were he defended the Governor. In light of the Governor's recent Abuse of Power headlines, and Senator Stevens Conviction headlines, do you believe the Alaskan vote will show a rejection of the politicians in 7 days?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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I think they'll re-elect Stevens and give their three electoral votes to McCain.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I think they'll re-elect Stevens and give their three electoral votes to McCain.
Wow. Really? That will be interesting. Senator McCain is publicly calling for him to step down....
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Yes, I know.

Republicans are the majority in Alaska. They'll be voting for Stevens simply to retain his Senate seat. Then, if he has to go to jail or is thrown out of the Senate, a special election will have to be called to replace him. Though it's interesting that the mayor of Anchorage has a really slight lead in the polls now.

As it is now, if he resigns, the seat will probably go to a Democrat. And of course there's no question in my mind that they'll support Wilma Flinstone.

If it weren't for her, I really think that Bob Barr or Ron Paul could have taken Alaska's 3 electoral votes.

Not that I'm advocating anything I've said; just being realistic.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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This question should be asked on the Alaska forum, it would be interesting to see what a cross section of Alaskans think.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Wow. Really? That will be interesting. Senator McCain is publicly calling for him to step down....
Exactly. McCain is not a democrat, you know, so he's not looking the other way.

Stevens needs to serve some jail time, as do Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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This question should be asked on the Alaska forum, it would be interesting to see what a cross section of Alaskans think.
You won't find a cross section of Alaskans there. Most people left of Ann Coulter fled some time ago.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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I think they'll re-elect Stevens and give their three electoral votes to McCain.
(chuckling) Making Alaska the first state to have a sitting Senator legislate from a prison cell! Now you just can't make this stuff up... rich
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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Well, at least our crooks are colorful.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Alaska will consign it's electoral votes to McCain / Palin, and vote Stevens out of office. . . . it's just wonderful to have that crystal ball working again. . . I had missed it!
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