(CNN) – Sarah Palin said Tuesday Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens should resign his Senate seat, in a statement released hours after John McCain made a similar declaration.
The comments come a day after Palin would not say what she thought the best course of action for the recently convicted senator should be.
"After being found guilty on seven felony counts, I had hoped Senator Stevens would take the opportunity to do the statesman-like thing and erase the cloud that is covering his Senate seat," she said in the statement. "He has not done so. Alaskans are grateful for his decades of public service but the time has come for him to step aside. Even if elected on Tuesday, Senator Stevens should step aside to allow a special election to give Alaskans a real choice of who will serve them in Congress."
Here we go again.....she didn't call for his resignation until she was told that's what she should do. She could have thought for herself by saying that from yesterday. Maybe her husband told her to do it...he seems to be pretty involved in the running of the Government in Alaska. If that ticket wins, heaven help us.....we don't want someone behind the scenes running the U.S. in case something happens to McCain, do we?
HEY OBAMA SUPPORTERS,
I THINK I WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 4 YEARS I AM WORKING ON MY SPEECH.
HOW DOES THIS SOUND IF YOU VOTE FOR ME I WILL GIVE EVERYONE A TAX CUT AND GIVE EVERYONE A $100,000 DOLLARS.
I BET YOU WILL VOTE FOR ME WON'T YOU.
IF NOT WHY NOT YOU BELEIVE ALL THE LIES FROM OBAMA!!!
Only in America, can you be crooks and still ASK for more money and hold the HIGHEST POSITION IN THE LAND..
God Bless America! We're truly unique. Have you seen other countries? It calls for beheading and DEATH.
Whereas in the animal world where the adults sometimes eat their young, in the twisted [R] political culture, it is the young that eat their elders.
Stevens should step down when Palin does. She is a disgrace of the Republican party. Troopergate, 83 IQ – GOD save us from PALIN
I would vote for Obama if I were American, however, McCain's body language has nothing to do with Hitler.
McCain can't raise his arms above shoulder height because of his injuries in Vietnam. When waving to the crowds, it does look a bit like a fascist greeting, however, he just can't get his arms higher up, due to severe fractures he suffered whilst being a POW.
Why can't Dems and GOP's keep to the issues here, instead of insulting each other??
You mean to say
"The comments come a day after Palin had not yet been told what her talking points should be."
Geez, Sarah, at least Stevens bought his own clothes.
Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) should be handcuffed and marched off to federal prison. The man is a convicted felon and a criminal.
If the Senator has to resign so should the Governor. Abuse of power disqualifies this banshee from serving in ANY public office
Dose of reality here–Palin wasn't *convicted* of anything. The legislative committee specifically declined to include any recommendation of charges. Branchflower was the one who has on his own decided to try and convict Palin based on his own conclusions from the report. Stevens has been tried and convicted by a real court of law. At some point he might win on appeal (or he might not), but under the present circumstances, he should step down. And a lot of folks should get a life, and learn the difference between a corruption conviction and a tempest in a teapot.
I am confused - this is what she should do so why are we bashing her? I have as little respect for Palin as most people; however, when she does the right thing she should be accorded respect for her actions. Had she not done so, then I would believe she is acting improperly. I for one am glad she has made this statement and will put no strings on that statement of thanks.
Maybe we should all call for Palin's resignition now....
One crook calling out another...interesting. She stabs everybody in the ack..watch out folks.
and that my friends is the MAVERICK THING TO DO
Yeah, he should resign, after the way he used his position to get people fired, and the way he charged taxpayers to live in his own house, and the way he charged taxpayers for travel for himself and his kids, and the way he charged rape victims for their rape kits, and the way he turned surpluses into $22 millon debts by building huge sports complexes in a town of 3,000 people, and...
Oh, wait... that wasn't Stevens. Well, whoever DID do those things should resign, too!
If I remember correctly Ms. Palin, your husband had your house built by the same people who constructed the arena in Alaska. And it was done for free. So you need to get your lies together sister because they're coming after you soon. CNN knows this is true but chooses not to post it right now. But if you do your homework, you'll see that as she ended her stint as Mayor, she had this house built, by a contractor. This contractor was then awarded the arena contract. Hmmm. This was all orchestrated by Palins husband. Hmmm. Look into it people.
Palin is next with her abuse.
I agree with everyone here. She is believes she is to be excepted from such things. She is going to lose her career as a politician sooner than she expects. You shoukld be careful when throwing your inexperienced weight around. I guess she has always figured she could get away with anything because no one pays attention to what is going on in Alaska and the majority of their population seems to be republicans, so why would they (or how dare they) chastise her for her indiscretions?
The highest approval rating of any current governor? Maybe that has something to do with the fact that she is good at hiding things she does and gets rid of people who may be a threat to her exposure.
Can't wait to see the chips fall for this one.
How can she be so vile and arrogant? "I guess a small town mayor is something like a community organizer, except the community organizer is going to be President of the United States", and the small town mayor will go back to her small town.
Shut your trap Palin and leave America alone.
so how does mark johnson get his comment posted but half of mine never make it through the cnn monitoring? what a joke
I hope they do find a lot of alligations against her so many that she won't be able to show her face in politics again ever!!!
WHERE are Palin's medical records?
look who is talking about others having to resign, while I agree with her, if she truly cares about the betterment of the American people and this nation as a whole she will do us all a favor and take her lack of integrity, unintelligent, empty headed self back to where she came from and leave those who know what they are doing to take reign and make this country the nation of envy for the rest of the world once more. She can go back to watching sun sets over Russia.
Uh, yesterday she was silent on the issue but, I guess since McCain said he sould resign she didn't want to look like a rouge!! LOL!!!
When are you McCain supporters going to wake and see these two clowns for what they are "Worthless"!! LOL
Why didn't she herself resign after the abuse of power finding in Troopergate?
Palin "palled around" with a now convicted felon...she ran Steven's PAC up here in Alaska. Why isn't this more of a story today?
As much as I don't want her back here in Alaska, I REALLY don't want her anywhere near the White House! Send her back here so we can go about the business of impeaching her from the governorship.