Wow. What a day in Alaskan history it was! Ted Stevens convicted on seven felony counts.
To commemorate this event, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28, Alaskans for Ethics in Government are having a press conference at noon on the Capitol steps in Juneau. All are all invited. Pete Ford, Kim Metcalfe and Phil Smith have agreed to be the lead speakers. Jesse Kiehl is kicking off the press conference. There will be simultaneous press conferences in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Not sure of the location of those. If anyone has details, please post them in the comments!
There’s also an official Mudflats event happening tomorrow (Tuesday the 28th) over in the Mudflats Forum! We’ll be holding a scheduled chat in the Forum chatroom from 1:30pm – 2:30pm Alaska time (5:30-7:30 eastern, 2:30-4:30 pacific) so I can say hello to you all in real time, and answer any Alaska questions you may have, about politics or Brian the moose, or how cold it is, or whatever! To get to the chat room, click on the sidebar where it says “Mudflats Forum & Chat.” Then, look in the upper right hand corner of the screen and you’ll see the chat room link. For those of you unable to attend, we’ll try to schedule another one that’s at a more West Coast friendly time!
Good night, Mudflatters!