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McCain: Stevens Must Go

Last night Sarah Palin nudged onetime pal Ted Stevens toward the exit -- today John McCain booted him out the door.

Which will raise the inevitable question: Are they on the same page Ted-wise?

McCain's statement:

"Yesterday, Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty of corruption. It is a sign of the health of our democracy that the people continue to hold their representatives to account for improper or illegal conduct, but this verdict is also a sign of the corruption and insider-dealing that has become so pervasive in our nation's capital.

"It is clear that Senator Stevens has broken his trust with the people and that he should now step down. I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will be spurred by these events to redouble their efforts to end this kind of corruption once and for all."