Del asks in a comment below if this means Palin v. Begich in a special election. Well, of course the Senate will have to boot Stevens first. Or he’ll have to resign. Mitch McConnell was talking big last week about a forcible removal, but that was back when he was in a tight re-election fight. Now that he’s pulled out a squeaker*, and no longer has to distance himself from the Republican party, he may change his tune.
Wheeler, you’re an attorney. If Stevens goes to the Big House, can he still keep his Senate seat? I almost think I’d prefer that to Sen. Palin.
* Yes, I do consider 53-47 to be a squeaker when you’re the incumbent Minority Leader and your state went 58-41 for McCain.