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The Party of Temper Tantrums

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | April 03, 2009 | Ismaeel Delgado

Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-Alaska) tumble out of the serious 2012 presidential stakes continues as she asks for Alaska’s duly elected Democratic Sen. Mark Begich to resign, because the feds botched the case against former GOP Sen. Ted Stevens.

[Alaska GOP Chairman Randy Ruedrich] thought Begich should step down “so Alaskans may have the chance to vote for a senator without the improper influence of the corrupt Department of Justice.”

Gov. Sarah Palin concurs with Ruedrich and believes a special election is appropriate, said a spokeswoman for Palin’s political action committee, Meg Stapleton. “I absolutely agree,” Palin said in a statement.

All you really need to know is that Begich led Stevens in the polls long before the corruption verdict came down, and that Begich won because absentee voters — many of whom voted before the verdict — chose him over Stevens.

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