Friday, January 09, 2009

The Political Lynch'n, by Senator Reid and Senator Durbin

Okay the fuss about Senator Burris has taken an interesting turn. The Secretary of State in Illinois has not signed the appointment of Burris. The Illinois State Supreme Court states:

Illinois' highest court validated the appointment of Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat Friday, ruling that the Illinois secretary of state does not have to sign off on it.


In a victory for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who appointed Burris to the Senate seat, the Illinois court stated that "no explanation has been given as to how any rule of the Senate, whether it be formal or merely a matter of tradition, could supersede the authority to fill vacancies conferred on the states by the federal constitution.

Just after the Court made its decision, Durbin had this to say:

"There has never in the history of the Senate been a waiver of the requirement that the secretary of state's signature be part of the appointment process -- never," Durbin, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, told a news conference.

So you have Durbin ignoring a judicial decision......... Sounds like Durbin should not be seated...

The question has to be asked, what about Franken?

Reid: Coleman Should Accept Franken Victory

Franken aides say the Democrat has no plans to travel to Washington yet.

FOX News has learned from senior Senate Democratic aides that some Democratic leaders may try to seat the former comedian provisionally on Tuesday, much as was done in 1997 in the case of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

Landrieu was seated temporarily while the Rules Committee launched an investigation into recount problems in the state. Ultimately, Landrieu took her seat.


Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was careful to note that the board was simply signing off on the numbers found by the recount: Franken, with 1,212,431 votes, and Coleman, with 1,212,206 votes.

"We're not doing anything today that declares winners or losers or anything to that effect," Ritchie said.

The recount reversed the unofficial Election Day results, which showed Coleman with a 215-vote lead.

In other words, the Secretary of State in Minnesota has not signed off on the election but the Democrats want to seat Franken.

Sounds like a political lynching and both Reid and Durbin should be called out on the carpet for their bigotry for whatever reason.

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