(It appears he is headed for victory though)
If Stevens wins, will the Senate decline to seat him and THEN can Sarah Palin appoint herself to the Senate???
Update: If Stevens wins and the Senate won't seat him, Palin could try to replace him in a special election. Challenging Murkowski in 2010 is also an option. From the Washington Post:
For Palin, the Senate could also be a path to remaining on the national stage. If Sen. Ted Stevens is reelected but then forced from office because of his recent conviction on bribery-related charges, he would be replaced in a special election as early as next year. The state's other senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski will face reelection in 2010, and the possibility of Palin challenging her in a primary has been floated in some quarters.