Many years ago, I lived in Fairbanks, Alaska as a kid — and I always felt on the frontier of civilization.
Not that much seems to have changed. Sarah Palin had a investigative report filed against her for abusing her authorities as governor and which was released by a unanimous panel dominated by Republicans — and yet, there is no legal sanction or punishment imposed for those abuses.
And now while some compulsive obsessive Republican poll watchers are spending more time trying to purge voting roles of convicted felons rather than getting new voters to participate in the franchise, Senator Ted Stevens — who is now convicted of a felony — has been issued a formal waiver allowing him to vote for himself.
This is just another chapter in our “who you know democracy.”
— Steve Clemons