Ted Stevens got a standing ovation yesterday in the US Senate, as most members do when they're defeated after long tenure. But the 85-year old Stevens had a special distinction: seven convictions for violating federal law. The Alaska Republican served for 40 years in the US Senate, longer than any other Republican. When he made his final speech on the Senate floor yesterday, he did mention his felony convictions, though indirectly. Dana Milbank is a columnist for the Washington Post.