Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Replacement’s Replacement Choice

Written By D.

You would think that selecting NY Senator Clinton’s replacement should be something about which New Yorkers need to be kept abreast. After all, this person will represent them in the Senate.

Not so. Governor Paterson seems to be playing his selection process close to the vest;
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/12/ny-governors-secretive-process-selecting-clinton-successor-violate-state-law/

While it is his legal right to choose a replacement, leaving New Yorkers out of the information loop seems like bad form. It seems New Yorkers don’t even know all the names of those being considered, let alone qualifications or positions on the issues.

Apparently this may also be a violation of NY Freedom of Information law. But the Governor is a Democrat and we know the law doesn’t apply to Democrats. They pick and choose the laws with which they wish to comply.

So basically, a Governor who was not directly elected Governor by the voters is choosing a Senator who will not be elected Senator by the voters. The replacement chooses the replacement and chooses not to reveal details of selection process.

New Yorkers need to remember that when they vote and replace them both.

2 Comentários:

Jules said...

Oh good one, I hadn't thought of the replacement choosing the replacement. When is the next Gov. election in NY, probably can't be soon enough.

Boy, it must be fun to live in NY...how high can one persons tax go and gain nothing in return.

I do love to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

D said...

Jules,

Yea, it is becoming government by replacements!
I too love to visit the land of James Fenimore Cooper. But I pass on NYC.

D.

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