"Palin won’t say if she will vote for Ted Stevens."
Earlier this week on MSNBC, McCain campaign flack Tucker Bounds said that if John McCain and Sarah Palin were Alaska voters, they would not vote for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) — who was recently convicted on seven felony counts. But as First Read noted, Palin is an Alaska voter. However, yesterday during an interview with a local Toledo, OH CBS affiliate, Palin declined to answer when asked if she would vote for Stevens:
Q: So will you cast your ballot for Ted Stevens and are you encouraging others to do so? [...]
PALIN: I’ve never told people who I have voted for before because I see that as a very precious freedom in our country. Free and fair and uh – elections allow us to cast a secret ballot behind the voting booth curtain so that’s the way I’m going to keep it.
When First Read e-mailed Bounds to inform him that Palin will indeed be voting in Alaska, Bounds replied: “She called for him to step down in an interview this morning. I think I’m safe.”