It’s Time.

August 18, 2009 at 10:42 am | Posted in senate | Leave a comment
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Senate Office Building. Stairway in Senate Office Building with woman washing steps, some time between 1930 and 1950.  Theodor Horydczak, photographer.  (Library of Congress)

Senate Office Building. Stairway in Senate Office Building with woman washing steps, some time between 1930 and 1950. Theodor Horydczak, photographer. (Library of Congress)


It’s time for Senator Kennedy to resign. He is unable to perform his duties and has no expectation that he will ever again be able to perform his duties. Forget Massachusetts (of which I am a 32-year resident), this country cannot afford the luxury of a senator in name only.

The Democratic Party has control of the White House and significant majorities in the House and Senate, yet Republicans are still running the show.

Why is that?

I lay much of the blame at the feet of “Majority Leader” Harry Reid, who laid down at every important juncture throughout the Bush Maladministration. Although Reid has access to quality healthcare, there is apparently no cure for his spinelessness.

Given that Massachusetts’ Junior Senator John Kerry is also afflicted with the same spine problems as Reid, it’s possible that senators, when first taking office, undergo a mandatory spine removal as part of their orientation.

Let’s replace Senator Kennedy and find out.

UPDATE (8/20/09): Well, that was quick.

Ted Kennedy (D-MA) has asked Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts’ legislative leaders to change the state’s election laws to allow Patrick to appoint a temporary replacement to the Senate in the event of Kennedy’s death.

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