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  •  When Mitt was governor the legislature (who (1+ / 0-)
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    really runs things in MA) changed the Senate replacement rules to an election so Mitt could not get his way.  Now, with some lead time (unlike when Kennedy died), the corrupt hacks there could easily vote to give Patrick the wheel again.  

    •  by corrupt hacks you mean whom? (0+ / 0-)

      Democrats? And by "wheel" you mean what, the ability to appoint a sucessor? Kindly explain I may have misinterpeted your meanings.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 10:17:16 PM PST

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      •  the old money Democrats at the state level in (0+ / 0-)

        Massachusetts ... yeah plenty corrupt - they changed the rules for filling senate seats so Mitt could not fill a Senate seat.

        And yes the state easily has it within itself the capability - with a Democratic governor - to pass a law giving him control of the Senate choice.

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