SIGH-BERIA: Finally, relief from Stevens

  Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is finally headed into retirement – that is to say, Pinstripe Acres Retirement Home for Scumbag Felon Politicians – now that he’s officially lost his re-election bid.

  That sigh you hear comes not from Democrats, who have scooped up his U.S. Senate seat, but from Republicans, who can now pretend to get tough on him by drumming him from their ranks.