Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Stevens Guilty of Corruption Charges

The NY Times reports:

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska’s political patriarch…

Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday at noon.

Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced Jan. 26, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he is likely to receive much less prison time, if any.

Lest we forget, Sarah Palin helped found a 527 group that raised unlimited funds to support Stevens and was endorsed by him in her race for governor.