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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 01:59 PM
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5. No, what right does he have to interfere?
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  -Can a sitting President end the Burris and Franken stalemates? Cleita  Jan-06-09 01:49 PM   #0 
  - No n/t  IWantAnyDem   Jan-06-09 01:50 PM   #1 
  - No. Separation of Powers. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-06-09 01:51 PM   #2 
  - No. Only state and the US supreme courts. Probably the latter, at this point. nt  jobycom   Jan-06-09 01:51 PM   #3 
  - The US Supreme Court?  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:02 PM   #8 
     - He! the problem is, only the liberals are about to retire, so it won't change much.  jobycom   Jan-06-09 02:29 PM   #15 
        - Thanks.  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:34 PM   #16 
  - Franken isn't really a stalemate.  Sentinel Chicken   Jan-06-09 01:54 PM   #4 
  - But Reid didn't let him be sworn in today unless there is later news that  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:00 PM   #6 
  - No, what right does he have to interfere?  WI_DEM   Jan-06-09 01:59 PM   #5 
  - I was asking if he had a right or not. n/t  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:01 PM   #7 
  - I don't think he has any avenue to do it at all  Wetzelbill   Jan-06-09 02:03 PM   #9 
  - Since he was an Illinois Senator, could he pressure Blago to resign and  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:07 PM   #10 
     - You want Obama to operate like Bush?....doing an end run around the law?  pl259   Jan-06-09 02:09 PM   #11 
     - Using one's influence to get things done is in a politicians tool bag and  Cleita   Jan-06-09 02:12 PM   #12 
        - In that case he needs to have a sit down with Reid.  NCevilDUer   Jan-06-09 02:17 PM   #14 
     - oh you meant THAT president  Wetzelbill   Jan-06-09 02:54 PM   #18 
  - Obama agrees with the democrats about Burris  MiniMe   Jan-06-09 02:16 PM   #13 
  - No. The POTUS has no say on Senate rules, or Senate admissions.  backscatter712   Jan-06-09 02:36 PM   #17 
 

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