October 27, 2008

A Throw of the Dice for the Alaska GOP?

Ted Stevens has been found guilty. The conventional wisdom is that he will now lose his reelection bid and the GOP will lose the seat.

Suppose, for the good of the country and the party & in order to concentrate on the next phase of his his defense, Stevens pledged to resign after being reelected. Would Palin appoint his replacement? Would that sway Alaska voters? Could Stevens be...incentivized...to pledge resignation and held to his commitment?

Addendum. According to Alaska law, Palin could appoint a temporary replacement but a special election would be held within 2-3 months.

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