Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bogus Senate Selection Process

Obama is appalled by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois is disgraced by their governor, and I am confused at the process. It seems absolutely ridiculous for a governor to appoint a senator in the first place. Each state votes on their representatives and if the elected official resigns, the people not politicians (corrupt or clean) should replace them. posted an article on this subject matter that I hope comes to pass. Here is part of the article: There's an effort underway to take the appointment power away from Blagojevich by scheduling a special election in Illinois to fill the remaining two years of Obama's term.

Blagojevich is obviously a corrupt man, but the senator replacement process is bogus too. Regardless of the time left in office, each state should have the right to vote on who they want to represent them, as opposed to one person getting to make the decision. Here's to the Senate seat being chosen by the people.

1 comment:

Raining Manna said...

I think it is pretty amazing that Obama hasn't even made it to the White House and we already have scandal.

Secondly, it is odd to me, that the press who defended and shielded Obama in the election is jumping all over the potential connection. I guess it is either sell newspapers or get laid off.