October 28th, 2008
01:50 PM ET

Should Sen. Ted Stevens resign his Senate seat?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Guess who's found himself in the express lane on the Bridge to Nowhere? Alaska senator Ted Stevens is now a convicted felon, another "public servant" who served himself instead of the public. Stevens was convicted on seven counts of fraud, for concealing more than $250,000 in personal gifts. He is the first sitting senator to go on trial in more than 20 years, and just the fifth in history to be convicted of a crime. Stevens is also running for re-election, and this arrogant, fraudulent felon says he's staying in the race and asking the people of Alaska to "Stand with me." Where you're going, Senator, no one is going to want to stand with you. And if you had any honor or decency about you, you'd get out of the race.

Alaska, one of the most conservative states in the Union, is playing a pivotal role in helping the Democrats in this year's election. Stevens' conviction clears the way for the Democratic mayor of Anchorage to win his seat and move the Democrats closer to a 60-seat fillibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate. Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin, became John McCain's running mate. Evangelical Christians shouted "Hallelujah," while the rest of the country laughed out loud. And finally, Alaska's largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, has endorsed Barack Obama.

Here’s my question to you: Should Alaska senator Ted Stevens, now a convicted felon, resign his Senate seat?

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