Obama To Vacate His (seldom used) Senate SeatSubmitted by tajitj on Thu, 11/13/2008 - 19:37
Barack Obama announced that he’s resigning his Senate seat, effective Sunday.
"It has been one of the highest honors and privileges of my life to have served the people of Illinois in the United States Senate."
Which is of course complete and utter bullshit. He was never anything other than their Senator-in-title only. Mr. Obama spent pretty much the entirety of his senate career on the campaign trail for another job.
And the few times he could be bothered to show up and cast a vote on behalf of his constituents, he voted “Present”. Which is really stretching the definition of the word “present.”
Now Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) under state law has the sole responsibility for naming a successor to Obama. I predicted a few weeks ago that Obama would exert his influence to have another black person appointed in his stead.
You know, because it’s not about race.