Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If You Can't Win the Game, Change the Rules

Senator Kennedy has passed. He was a powerful man. He came from an era and from a family of politicians that made things happen. So it is no surprise that back in 2004 when his partner in crime, er I mean in the senate, John Kerry was a contender for the presidency, he pushed for a change in Massachusetts' law. The previous law stated that the governor was the one that appointed a replacement if a senator, such as Kerry becoming president, could not serve out their term. Problem was that the governor of that liberal cess pool was a Republican, Mitt Romney. The liberals, led by Teddy, knew that ole Mitt would put an evil conservative in Kerry's old seat should he take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. So, the law was changed by the state legislature. Now a replacement would be decided by a special election that would take five months to complete. Kerry lost and the point was moot...until last week. Ted Kennedy, apparently knowing his end was near, lobbied to have the law changed back. You see, the governor now is a Democrat. Now, with liberals poll numbers falling like the Red Sox playing the Yankees, they don't like the rules. Now they want to change it back. The present governor has even said he would sign the bill as soon as it gets to his desk. Heaven forbid the citizens of that state have a voice in their next senator. But hey, if you can't win with your own rules...just change them till you can.