Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama's Senate Successor

The Associated Press reminds us in an article today that Gov. Blagojevich will have the privilege of making the appointment to replace President-elect Barack Obama and fill the seat to be vacated by Obama in the U.S. Senate.

What the reporter didn't mention is whether Blagojevich could appoint himself to that seat. If he does, that is surely the only way he'll ever get to the U.S. Senate.

The reporter did write that the "governor could tap virtually anyone ..."

If Rod appoints himself, maybe he'll do it only "virtually", where his "virtual" finger could not reach the voting button.

Would he appoint himself?
Could he appoint himself?
Should he appoint himself?

The governor said Wednesday, according to the AP, "I've never had more friends than I have today. And when I make the final decision, I won't have nearly as (sic) many as I have now."

Can you just imagine the uproar if he appointed himself? Would this be enough to bring about reform to take such a power away from a governor?

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