Sunday, August 23, 2009

Succession for Me, but fot for Thee

In 2004, Ted Kennedy helped get a Massachusetts law passed to keep the governor from appointing a successor to a senate seat.

Of course, at the time the Governor was Republican Mitt Romney, and the senate seat in question was Democrat John Kerry's.

It used to be, by the way, that federal senators were appointed by state governments, either by state congressional votes or by governor appointment.

Well, now that the governor is a Democrat and his own Democratic seat may be left empty due to his demise, he wants his own law reversed so that the state government can appoint his successor ... since it would likely be a Democrat.

Hypocrite, defined. The lion hyena of the senate

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