Despite his felony conviction this week for filing false U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska insisted he was innocent and vowed not to step down.BZZT! WRONG!! You were "convicted" the moment the jury said so, Teddy, me boy.
"I have not been convicted of anything," he maintained during a Thursday night debate in Anchorage, only days before Tuesday's election.
There are only three ways to avoid continuing to be a convict: (1) the judge sets aside the verdict (which is highly unlikely); (2) you get it overturned on appeal; or (3) you file an appeal and then die before the appeal is heard (Ken Lay's method).
Obviously, Sen. Stevens thinks a majority of Alaskans are as ignorant as Sarah Palin.
We'll know for sure in four days.