It is said that in Washington, the real scandal isn't what's illegal, but what's legal. The same is true in state capitals.
in Washington the real scandal isn't what's illegal, but what's legal.
It is legal for Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to appoint Edward “Ted” Kaufman to fill the unexpired term of Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Kaufman, a former aide to Biden, is reportedly keeping the seat warm for Beau Biden, who’s expected to run for election in 2010.
Kennedy’s sense of entitlement is such that one of her allies urged Paterson to name her before the seat is even vacant. The reason: The “daily guessing game and barrage of criticism from Democrats supporting other candidates is killing her.”
It is legal for disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to appoint Roland Burris to succeed President-elect Barack Obama with -- or without -- the signature of the Secretary of State.
As for Burris being used, please. In short order, the “very happy” self-proclaimed “magic man” will be seated as the “junior senator from the State of Illinois.” And when he is, Burris can channel songwriter-philosopher Bill Withers:
Cause I sure am using you
To do the things you do
Ah-ha, to do the things you do.