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  •  No - there have been plenty of "second stringers" (1+ / 0-)
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    davidincleveland

    who have been appointed in the past.  Look, for example, at the replacement for JFK in MA; the replacement for Wellstone; the many many surviving spouses who have been appointed.  Nobody questioned any of those appointments as far as their legality was concerned.

    •  Baloney. (1+ / 0-)
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      Adam B

      If the Governor is ruling out the most qualified because they won't engage in a criminal bribe - that is an entirely different matter.

      •  The governor has the discretion under law (0+ / 0-)

        to appoint whoever he wishes, so long as they meet the constitutional qualifications.  The fact that he rejected other potential appointments, for good reason, or because of corruption, is irrelevant to this particular appointment.

      •  and if they all turned him down.. (0+ / 0-)

        the appointment is good to go?

        Because I certainly heard the supposed top five pulled their names out?

        So what is the next red herring?

        Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

        by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:01:30 PM PST

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        •  No, the reverse. (0+ / 0-)

          If the Governor were engaged in an illegal scheme that resulted in the top contenders bowing out, the "election" process (which I believe includes the selection process for an appointment) would be fatally contaminated.

          •  It's not the "process", whatever that means; it's (1+ / 0-)
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            justmy2

            whether the appointment of Burris was wrongful.  There's no evidence that it was.

          •  Do you have evidence stating that is (0+ / 0-)

            why they pulled out?

            Do you have them Governor making an offer to someone on tape?  I have seen it?

            I have heard him bloviating and making a fool of himself.  I haven't heard anyone saying they were offered anything.  As a matter of fact, I have actually heard Obama's crew say they were offered anything.

            Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

            by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:30:31 PM PST

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