Sen. Ted Stevens, the dean of Alaska politics, has been convicted on seven counts of corruption. Stevens allegedly got gifts and favors from an oil contractor and then lied about it. This is, of course, illegal on many levels.
Stevens is running for re-election and, believe it or not, has been running a pretty tight race with Democrat Mark Begich, the former mayor of Anchorage. In fact, there's been some speculation that Stevens' candidacy in Alaska is the one place in the country where Sarah Palin being on the ticket has actually helped a Republican.
Well, even Mrs. Moose can only do so much.
Hopefully, both Stevens and Palin will get to spend looooots of time in Alaska starting next week.