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  •  This is idiotic. (6+ / 0-)

    Obama just won the election. Handily. He should have fought for Rice's nomination, or begged Clinton to stay, or have done ANYTHING other than create an avenue for Scott Brown.

    I have two words for President Obama: Remember Napolitano.

    Now remember what you were greeted with with you landed in Arizona recently.

    Who you pick has consequences.  And John Kerry is no person to advise you  on what will happen if he leaves a vacancy.

    If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

    by Bensdad on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:43:24 AM PST

    •  Napolitano could have said no. (2+ / 0-)
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      Swamp Cat, gosoxataboy

      She didn't.  She was a term-limited governor who traded in a job that she could only hold for two more years for one that would last at least four, maybe eight.

      I, too, was pissed that the governorship was handed to Jan Brewer, who NEVER would have had the gravitas to get elected to the seat from scratch.  But Napolitano would have been succeeded by a right-wing Republican regardless of whether she'd left or not--at least Brewer is largely ineffectual and a national laughingstock.

      •   Napolitano was term-limited, but (0+ / 0-)

        she would still have been governor when Arizona SB1070 was passed.

        When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

        by PhilJD on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:08:14 PM PST

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        •  True, but (0+ / 0-)

          it probably would have been passed by Napolitano's successor anyway (similar legislation had previously been stood up only by her veto pen, and there was NO way her successor was going to be a Dem).

          •  She would have vetoed it. At worst, (0+ / 0-)

            the disruption of a lot of lives would have been delayed. That's intrinsically worthwhile.

            When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

            by PhilJD on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:17:56 PM PST

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