Even though he’s now a convicted felon, Sen. Ted Stevens is not without friends.
The so called “Lion of Alaska,” returned home yesterday to a rally in his honor in the airport that bears his name.
Approximately 500 supporters greeted Stevens with the chant “We trust you,” Anchorage Daily News reported.
Some attendees wore shirts bearing the slogan, “F*#@ the feds, vote for Ted.”
“Anyone who thinks you can get a fair trial in the heart of liberalism, Washington, D.C., is smoking dope. He was railroaded,” Mark Kelliher, a retired engineer told the ADN expressing the distrust many Alaskans place in “outsiders,” or non-Alaskans.
Members of Alaska’s political elite also attended, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who urged the crowd to get friends to work and vote for Stevens and joined the elder senator in a little jig on stage.
We’re not sure, but we think this might rival the biker gang escort Stevens got when he returned to Alaska after his indictment this August.
More pictures from the rally after the jump.