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  •  At the same time though, (7+ / 0-)

    it might be politically prudent to appoint a placeholder so that there's no accusations of political favoritism, especially in a situation like MA where a special election is required.

    If it's a situation like in IL (after Obama stepped down as Senator to become President) or HI (after the death of Inouye), where the person is going to be in till the next general election (in both cases about 2 years), there's plenty of time for that appointee to stand or fall on their own merits.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:38:53 AM PST

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