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Robert Byrd

Had he lasted until July 3rd, no election would have been necessary.

Byrd’s current term expires on January 3, 2013. Under West Virginia state law on handling Senate vacancies, “if the vacancy occurs less than two years and six months before the end of the term, the Governor appoints someone to fill the unexpired term and there is no election”. Otherwise, Manchin would appoint an interim replacement, and an special election would be held in November to determine who held the seat in 2011 and 2012.

As it is, a new election will take place and I bet that seat is in play.

Since de mortibus nil nisi bene, I’ll remember his anti-war speeches. Those were good – in that long time ago he delivered them.

Mississippi can no longer be the state of denial. Where will Oprecious get photo ops with clean beaches now?

It seems even Barbour found out he needs to fight the oil now

Things don’t look prettier in Alabama either

and now it’s tropical storm time

Although Alex might miss the oil-kill

but an oily hurricane is the region’s new fear

And in LA they deal with the oil-kill’s psychological toll recalling Katrina – but they still call it a “spill”

In NY media cheerleads for Obama’s patsy, Cuomo

while panning Paterson’s bugetary stalemate

Loft renters are about to stop affording their homes

Obama Times reporting any trivial non-news and avoiding the oil-kill carefully

and I saved that for a happy ending – about the rescued birds from the Gulf


Not Your Sweetie

June 2010