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  •  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.

    •  Really. (1+ / 0-)
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      Elwood Dowd

      So if there were proof of a bribe by a constitutionally-qualified resident of the state, would that be okay?

    •  That is not true. (0+ / 0-)

      The governor cannot appoint someone in exchange for favors.

      •  Yes, but once again you are ignoring that (0+ / 0-)

        there is no evidence whatsoever that he appointed Burris in exchange for favors.  The problem is that the Dem leadership is desperately looking for a way to void this appointment because Blago has been clever enough to embarrass them.  But guess what?  Embarrassment is not grounds to void the appointment or refuse to seat him.

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