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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy has asked the Massachusetts Legislature to change state law to let the governor, currently a fellow Democrat, fill vacant Senate seats. Abandoning the current system, in which voters choose, would be undemocratic, even at the request of such a respected lawmaker.

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    Massachusetts governors used to fill Senate vacancies. But in 2004, the Democratic majority in the State Legislature changed the law to require a special election. The leaders were concerned that if Senator John Kerry was elected president, Gov. Mitt Romney would appoint a fellow Republican. To change back now would look like an unseemly amount of partisanship in setting the rules for who goes to Congress.

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    It might be possible for Massachusetts to shorten the campaign, so a new senator could be elected more quickly. But states should be moving away from gubernatorial appointment of senators, not toward it.
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Right wing Pity Party! I love it!

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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragondad View Post
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    No, that's not it. Would you like to try again, or do you just want me to tell you?
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    Re: Move To Find Kennedy's Replacement Gains Momentum.

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    3 points to the first person to guess what right-wing hack said this.
    The New York Times?

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