Monday, December 22, 2008

Op-ed: Strip Governors of the Power to Appoint Senators

Let's strip governors of the power to fill empty Senate seats in all but limited circumstances, and let voters fill them. Ill. Gov. Blagojevich stands accused of trying to sell a Senate seat. In NY, Caroline Kennedy may be appointed for celebrity alone. Governors have appointed relatives and themselves. It's time to end this flawed process.

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