He's apparently claiming that he hasn't been convicted.
"I've not been convicted yet," the Alaska Republican insisted Thursday in a meeting with the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "There's not a black mark by my name yet, until the appeal is over and I am finally convicted, if that happens. If that happens, of course I'll do what's right for Alaska and for the Senate ... I don't anticipate it happening, and until it happens I do not have a black mark."Umm, Senator, when that jury foreman said the word "Guilty!" several times, that means you were convicted. I may not be a lawyer, but I've seen enough episodes of Law & Order to know that when they say that word, it's game over on the whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing. You, sir, are a convict.