Hey, it's Friday, so why not. So, say that Lisa Murkowski winds up winning. I have no idea what she'll do once she's back in Washington. My best guess is that she stays GOP, and votes more or less the same way she's always voted, but we really don't have a lot to go on here, and she could do anything from a full Specter flip to returning to the Republicans with a chastened, much more conservative voting record. Who knows?
Ah, but (and here comes the foolish speculation): What if Sarah Palin does run for president? And what if Sarah Palin becomes President of the United States! And, what if she gets into ethics troubles (OK, that part isn't hard to imagine). And what if a Democratic House decides to impeach her -- revenge for Bill Clinton at last! And then we get a partisan trial in the Senate, with most or all Democrats voting to convict, and most Republicans voting to acquit.
Now, if that whole unlikely string of events comes true: what are the odds that Lisa Murkowski votes to convict? 90%? 95%? 99%?
Thank you. This has been an incredibly foolish speculative post. I appreciate your indulgence.