And now they're piling on.
A wide range of fiscal conservative think tanks, activists and blogs have already called on Stevens to resign. Citizens Against Government Waste gleefully highlighted Stevens' 1,452 earmarks worth $3.4 billion over the past decade. RedState.com, a popular conservative blog, along with National Review, have called on Stevens to resign. The Tax Foundation, another fiscal conservative group, is highlighting troubles with Stevens' charitable foundation.
And the Club for Growth, perhaps one of the most powerful conservative political advocacy groups, has also been very critical. Conservative blogger Jason Pye, whose blog is dedicated to free market ideals, liveblogged the entire Stevens meltdown yesterday.
The National Review wrote last night that Stevens' spending on Alaskan earmarks has "been a source of consternation to fiscal conservatives in the party."
That may be an understatement.