schadenfreude |ˈ sh ädənˌfroidə| – noun – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
Senator Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens (R-AK) was convicted today on seven counts of false statements related to his Senate disclosure forms.
In this case, the cover-up was the crime.
Stevens will most certainly appeal, though he will likely lose his seat to Democratic challenger Mark Begich, ending his run as the longest serving Republican in the Senate.
As a side note, just how screwed up is it that Alaska may elect a Democratic Senator, and Tennessee probably will not? Very screwed up, that’s how.