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Obama To Vacate His (seldom used) Senate Seat


Barack Obama announced that he’s resigning his Senate seat, effective Sunday.

Obama says:

"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.”

But whatever.

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.

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Stevens may lose

Looks like Ted Stevens will lose his seat too. The Dem will end up winning.

Found blog piece about Stevens from same site above. I like this guys opinions and site gets good traffic.