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  •  The Senate has refused to seat electees (0+ / 0-)

    Before now: see the cases of Frank Smith and William Vare.

    There's no reason they should seat a person dubiously appointed to the Senate.

    •  Fine (2+ / 0-)
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      Phil S 33, Potus2020

      What's dubious about the appointment?  Is the standard really that the governor is under a cloud?

    •  That sets a precedent (2+ / 0-)
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      sebastianguy99, Escamillo

      That the Senate can refuse to seat anyone by majority they don't like without any evidence of wrongdoing, and you know the Republicans will use that against us down the road.

      •  Tombstones Are Now In Play People (0+ / 0-)

        Don't think the Republicans aren't watching this with great relief and glee.

        We've managed to attract attention away from their civil war in order to claim that a otherwise good man has a tombstone too large to be a Senator.

        Burial plots will now become part of oppo research, you watch. When it comes back to bite us in the behind, those who do not stand up today will have no ground to stand on then.

        "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."

        by sebastianguy99 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 04:57:01 PM PST

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    •  Those two were involved in illegal activities (1+ / 0-)
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      Escamillo

      Burris is not.  He was legally appointed by the current Gov of Illinois.  Unfortunately, that man happens to be Blago.

      So tell me, how did ya'll feel about all of Clinton's dubious appointments after he had been impeached by the U.S. House?  What a scandalous rascal, eh?  Everything Clinton did after impeachment should have been invalidated because of the cloud over his head. It doesn't matter that Clinton wasn't convicted by the Senate. He should have been thrown out anyway, right?. After all, he never could have accomplished anything after impeachment, no one would work with him, etc, etc, etc.

      Me thinks there's a double standard here.

      btw, I can't wait for Blago to be gone.  As it stands, he's still (unfortunately) the Gov.  My Gov, in fact.  But it annoys the living hell out of my when outsiders come in here and try to tell me who should and should not represent me.  Dkos has a bad habit of doing that.

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