Skip to comments.Who will fill Obama's senate seat? (So Obama says never met with Blagojevich)
Posted on 12/10/2008 6:30:39 AM PST by BulletBobCo
CHICAGO, ILL. -- Now that Barack Obama will be moving to the White House, his seat in the U.S. Senate representing Illinois will have to be filled.
That's one of Obama's first priorities today.
He's meeting with Governor Rod Blagojevich this afternoon in Chicago to discuss it.
Illinois law states that the governor chooses that replacement.
There's already been speculation about his selection...from Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Chicago's south side who co-chaired Obama's presidential campaign, to recently-retired state senate president Emil Jones, to the governor himself.
It's likely the governor will make his decision quickly so the new senator will get some seniority before newly-elected senators take office in January.
Part of the timing depends on when Obama officially vacates his senate seat.
KHQA's Alexis Hunt is speaking with Illinois Senator John Sullivan today about his thoughts on that replacement process, his time working with Obama in the state senate, and if there's a chance Sullivan might play a role in the Obama administration. Watch KHQA News at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. tonight to hear what he has to say.
Looks like they “misspoke”.
I’m glad cycle of discernment found this as well.
What are the odds Blago will name a Conservative Republican in a “spite” pick? He’s going down. He may as well do it in flames.
Send link to Fitspatrick, Drudge, Sean and others
Uh Uh Um Governor Blojobovich was uh uh “just a guy in the neighborhood”.
In other news....Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate degree from the Univ of IL Sgt. Schultz School of Political Science today. He joins an esteemed group which includes honorees Hillary Rodham Clinton and ex-Governor Ryan.
Maybe “Hot Rod” will appoint himself and try to gain the protection of a Senatorial Position and be defended by his ‘peers’ in crime.
MUST READ PING!
PING THE POSSES!!
This catch needs to be spread far and wide! Let’s do it!
But even if this came to light, it looks like the Media is already placing Obama above the fray. And as far as his supporters are concerned, they won’t care and will know those going after Obama about his friends are racists!
I sent it to Rush. Keep the bumpathon going.
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