Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Deval Patrick on Filling Kennedy's Senate Seat

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick wants to be able to appoint someone to fill the Senate seat for the five month interim prior to the special election. A law needs to be changed. What's interesting is that the democrats changed the succession law in the first place:
The succession law was changed in 2004, when Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., became his party's presidential nominee and Republican Mitt Romney was the state's governor. Democratic lawmakers changed the law to block Romney from installing a Republican to serve until the next general election. MSNBC