Skip to comments.Bennett: Send Moseley Braun to Senate, Not Burris
Posted on 01/06/2009 2:25:44 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Bennett: Send Moseley Braun to Senate, Not Burris @ 5:02 pm by Hill Staff
Sen. Robert Bennett (Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, suggested Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) should instead appoint former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) to the upper chamber instead of Roland Burris.
"She's non-controversial, she has been here, she's an African-American, she clearly has not been picked by the governor, and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history," said Bennett, whose committee may soon consider Burris's Senate appointment.
"Everyone would accept her," Bennett said. "If she wanted to compete in the special election, she could. If Burris wanted to compete in the special election, he could."
But the Republican added, "No one will listen to the idea and I don't expect anything to come of it."
Bennett may be overestimating Moseley Braun's ability to avoid controversy. Republicans, during her past elections and during her 1999 confirmation hearing to become ambassador to New Zealand, criticized her 1996 meeting with Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and noted that her 1992 campaign faced accusations of sloppy bookkeeping.
Why do so many Republicans say stupid things? I think they should just hush and let people think they’re wise.
Three ring.circus at that.......
WH, Senate and House
No idea why the GOP has received a butt kicking...it's a mystery. </sarcasm>
Shut up, Bennett. Let the Dems screw it up further . . .
just too much drivel on race.
Let the Dems confront their racial problems in the mirror, not the GOP do it for them.
Ah, I have one of those too. I try to put my fingers in my ears and go “Lalalalala” when he talks.
What is Bennett smoking??????
When she was our Senator, prior to Peter Fitzgerald beating her, we called her Carol Mostly Fraud. She has quite the (un)distinguished record.
Wasn’t she turfed out of office for (among other things) taking her boyfriend on an African vacation at taxpayer’s expense? Illinois politics just get dirtier and dirtier.
Which is exactly why she might be a good choice.
She's a stupid woman who will not be a danger in the Senate insofar as steering bad legislation, etc.
No one takes her seriously.
Any thought I had, that we were going to avoid a Great Depression — and worse — is dashed.
America is run by ass-hats.
“She’s non-controversial, she has been here, she’s an African-American, she clearly has not been picked by the governor, and she would be appointed by virtue of her past history,”
Giiieeekkk! non-controversial? lol
No race is guaranteed a seat in the Senate, thru happenstance or otherwise.
That’s my Senator!.......sheesh.
What a Maroon... this is a Dim battle. Don’t get in the way of a circular firing squad.