Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Inevitable Slide

I see that the framework for allowing Roland Burris to take office is under way. The media is starting to put out quotes from experts and members of the Senate wondering whether or not they can legally deny Mr. Burris his seat. Senator Dianne Feinstein has started the charge of Democrats shrugging and saying "let him come on in."

Rather than facing down Mr. Burris, Senate leaders had the secretary of the Senate stop him on a technicality. Flimsy.

From what I understand, Article I of the Constitution allows the Senate the right to refuse a new Senator his seat. I don't see why the Democrats in Washington just can't make that call and follow through on what they threatened.

This party could be its own worst enemy. Oh, wait, the directionless Republicans have that distinction.

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