Gang Bang

The midgets in the Massachusetts legislature have voted again on their bill to allow the Governor to appoint an interim senator to fill the seat held for 47 years by Ted Kennedy.
The bill now heads to the desk of the governor, who plans to sign it and could name an appointee as early as Thursday or Friday.
An emergency preamble was removed from the legislation, which allows the governor to do some finagling of his own.
The bill was enacted by the House, 95-59, and by the Senate, 24-16, after only brief speeches by lawmakers. Lawmakers did not pass, however, an emergency preamble to the law, meaning that the governor would have to send a letter to the secretary of state requesting early implementation of a law.
Senators routinely abandon their posts for extended periods of time, including Senator Kennedy, who spent 15 months fighting cancer, and rarely voting, without resigning his seat before his death almost a month ago.
Supporters have said the state needs two senators in Washington when crucial issues are being debated, including President Obama's health care reform plan. Critics, who included the small contingent of Republicans in the Legislature, argued that the move was hypocritical, pointing out that the Legislature rejected the same proposal when the governor was a Republican.
Senator Byrd has also abandoned his seat without resigning, and Senators who run for President think nothing of not showing up for a year.
The interim senator appointed by Patrick would serve until voters elect a new senator in a Jan. 19 special election. That senator would serve the remaining three years of Kennedy’s term.
But the Obama administration has put heavy pressure on the state, just as it is now interfering with the political scene in New York, pressuring the governor there not to run next year. The Massachusetts maneuver appears to be unconstitutional, but the process may be fixed by the dominance of The Bad Government Democrats.
With the sometimes heated debate over in the House and Senate, the question now is: Who will Patrick appoint?
The real question is, will the people rise up next year in rebellion. Speculation now focuses, by the way, on the appointment going to former Kennedy aid Paul Kirk, a further slap in the face to the people of Massachusetts.