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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 01:38 AM
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21. Would the governor dare to appoint a republican?
I mean all this hypothetical BS is fun and all but the american public was pretty clear in their rebuke of the Republican party. Would Rounds really stick his neck out and try to thwart that?

I find it extremely difficult to believe.

It has the potential to start rioting if he did IMHO. If it wasn't going to affect the balance of power in the senate I could maybe see him trying to pull it off but not in the scenario we are now looking at.
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  -CNN: Potential vacancy could determine Senate control DeepModem Mom  Dec-14-06 12:52 AM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-06 01:00 AM   #1 
  - Historical precedent  ruggerson   Dec-14-06 01:01 AM   #2 
  - If S.D. law says the (repuke) governor would've appointed  No Exit   Dec-14-06 09:02 AM   #51 
     - No Exit, you've made some good points. Now we need a gubernatorial guru  Radio_Lady   Dec-14-06 09:32 AM   #54 
     - The constitution leaves it up to the state  ruggerson   Dec-14-06 08:35 PM   #61 
  - Interesting.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:01 AM   #3 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-14-06 01:03 AM   #4 
  - Thune is a rubberstamping bushbot  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:14 AM   #7 
     - I don't view him as one either (an up and comer).  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:17 AM   #9 
  - specter has had brain cancer surgery not once, but twice, i think and he has returned to the senate.  flordehinojos   Dec-14-06 01:03 AM   #5 
  - Yes, among all the terror fostered by the Bushes, THAT is most important  tom_paine   Dec-14-06 04:41 AM   #47 
  - FYI, that story isn't completely correct...  Ken Burch   Dec-14-06 01:13 AM   #6 
  - Hmmm. And so what is the new rule?  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:19 AM   #10 
  - Our senators and Gov are ALL GOP as of now...  Ken Burch   Dec-14-06 01:31 AM   #15 
     - So, guess Alaska wouldn't have been a good bet.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:33 AM   #16 
     - Self delete.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:35 AM   #17 
     - No problem. Send us some Hawaiian weather and we can call it even.  Ken Burch   Dec-14-06 01:36 AM   #19 
     - Not necessarily... the races here are VERY CLOSE...  larissa   Dec-14-06 02:32 AM   #34 
        - I see.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 02:41 AM   #37 
           - Yes.. but thankfully he is LONG GONE...  larissa   Dec-14-06 02:48 AM   #38 
     - I do recall that story----vaguely  rodeodance   Dec-14-06 07:04 AM   #50 
  - Ken.. that's what I just added... As soon as I sent my message, I saw yours..  larissa   Dec-14-06 01:24 AM   #13 
  - I wonder if it's because Murkowski appointed his daughter  LastLiberal in PalmSprings   Dec-14-06 02:51 AM   #39 
  - Why is it that a governor gets to choose, why not just have a special election?  SmellsLikeDeanSpirit   Dec-14-06 01:17 AM   #8 
  - Its a leftover gubenatorial privelege from the days when Senators were NOT popularly elected  Ken Burch   Dec-14-06 01:35 AM   #18 
     - Wow, Freepers were thwarting the will of the people even then!  tom_paine   Dec-14-06 04:45 AM   #48 
  - I can't believe how the media (and freepers) are circling like vultures!  larissa   Dec-14-06 01:22 AM   #11 
  - Agreed n/t  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:39 AM   #22 
  - They are just doing their jobs. Spreading propaganda for the regime.  bobbie   Dec-14-06 03:31 AM   #43 
  - I had to turn off the news tonight because of the media frenzy  Daphne08   Dec-14-06 03:37 AM   #45 
  - Does anyone know which of the incoming Senators could cause this change?  jgraz   Dec-14-06 01:23 AM   #12 
  - fucking vultures .... CNN .  dweller   Dec-14-06 01:28 AM   #14 
  - Wyoming (R) senator Craig Thomas has leukemia.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:37 AM   #20 
  - And not one Dem gave any political speculation, did they?  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:41 AM   #24 
  - Would the governor dare to appoint a republican?  Egnever   Dec-14-06 01:38 AM   #21 
  - This guy is a whack job.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:41 AM   #25 
  - The House Not the Senate sets the agenda n/t  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:45 AM   #29 
     - But the Senate, not the House, votes on SCOTUS appontees...  regnaD kciN   Dec-14-06 01:58 AM   #32 
        - Bingo. Heard this on Air America tonight.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 02:04 AM   #33 
        - Good post thank you. And it's beyond "odd." It's blatant.  bobbie   Dec-14-06 03:33 AM   #44 
        - Hopefully we won't have to fill any more vacancies until **OUR** D-President is elected in '08  larissa   Dec-14-06 02:35 AM   #36 
  - Yeah he would, but in 2008 we are poised to take back the Senate in a big way  still_one   Dec-14-06 01:42 AM   #26 
  - My fiance asked tonight what would happen if Byrd died.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:39 AM   #23 
  - Wellstone, Carnahan, Johnson  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:43 AM   #27 
     - The Wyoming governor would have to appoint a Republican.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:45 AM   #28 
        - Larry Craig is from Idaho n/t  Erika   Dec-14-06 01:47 AM   #30 
           - Sorry. I thought you meant Craig Thomas.  Contrite   Dec-14-06 01:50 AM   #31 
  - I couldn't help but notice Scarbourgh and that dope from CNN froathing from the mouth with glee  SmellsLikeDeanSpirit   Dec-14-06 02:33 AM   #35 
  - Scarborough tried like hell to fight back the smirks and smiles..  larissa   Dec-14-06 03:06 AM   #41 
  - Joe is a conservative. All conservatives are just like that.  AX10   Dec-14-06 10:32 AM   #56 
  - And why did YOU leave Congress, Mr. Scarborough?  No Exit   Dec-14-06 09:18 AM   #53 
  - America, eat me.  countmyvote4real   Dec-14-06 02:58 AM   #40 
  - Holy smokes  Contrite   Dec-14-06 03:10 AM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-06 04:39 AM   #46 
  - We work on turning a GOP Senator!  SAXMAR   Dec-14-06 06:03 AM   #49 
  - with a policy like this, seems to me we have a lot of sitting ducks  NotGivingUp   Dec-14-06 09:05 AM   #52 
  - Anyone can "help" me?...  jordi_fanclub   Dec-14-06 10:25 AM   #55 
     - Assuming this is correct, and I checked your link, then the corporate  Benhurst   Dec-14-06 12:29 PM   #58 
     - Ok, laws are a "little" hard to read but...  jordi_fanclub   Dec-14-06 01:10 PM   #59 
     - that's great news! it must be wishful thinking on the part of MSM!  NotGivingUp   Dec-14-06 01:40 PM   #60 
  - I think CNN is a little too quick here in reporting this, for my tastes.  KansDem   Dec-14-06 10:48 AM   #57 

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