I was listening to an NPR report on the recently convicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who appears to be headed toward a narrow defeat against Democratic challenger Mark Begich, and the question arose: “What’s next for Ted Stevens?”
Well, considering today is Stevens’ 85th birthday, I’m guessing death, political and otherwise. In fact, even had he won reelection—and not been convicted of multiple felonies—the Social Security Administration’s actuarial tables suggest that Stevens would have been unlikely to have survived the coming term.
By the way, the latest batch of ballots have widened Begich’s lead to 2374. Happy birthday, Ted.