Dec 17, 2006

Do The Right Thing...

Update on Senator Johnson's health

"At some point, it may be healthy to have a discussion as to why the Republicans should trying to steal the election results. The American people voted to change the House and the Senate, they voted for new leadership in Iraq, they voted to boot out the Republicans. They didn't vote for a single Republican governor to hand the Senate back to the very people who got us into this war, who lost New Orleans, who invaded the privacy of Terri Schiavo's hospital room. If the situation arose where a replacement were needed for any Senator at this point, the American people have spoken. No one governor should overturn the will of the majority of Americans. That's called stealing an election. And while it's something the Republicans are quite good at, it's wrong." - Americablog

The "right thing" to do if he died or could not serve would be to appoint his wife (or partner if it) to serve out his term or until a special election could be held.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreeing with this commentor on Americablog...

"The way to prevent this from affecting the balance of the Senate, if Sen. Johnson's life is still imperiled, is to put political pressure on the Governor of SD to appoint a D and to seek to win as many governors as possible. Bleating about someone "trying to steal the election results" by applying the laws just shows you to be *a WHINER who dislikes following laws every bit as much as the Republicans when they don't go your way*."

3:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I agree that if something happens to Tim Johnson that either his wife, Barbara, or a family member step in until his term come up and a special election take place. When Sonny Bono died, his wife stepped in his spot in his elected position...

But, this is all too soon to discuss whether Tim Johnson is going to die or not.. This is the GOP talking that wants control over the Senate. So, I am sure that Tim Johnson has already discussed with his family and close friend, Harry Reid, his plans should he die or be incompacitate.. So, all and all, the GOP vultures and Fox News can put away their shovels...

3:52 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Fitz,

Yep, and the GOP are good at Stealing Elections..

3:58 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

T,

This is for you..TWO EVENTS!

San Francisco has Tea Party to Reject the 9/11 Commission Report!

WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REJECT THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT!

9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB AND HIGH TREASON!!


http://www.911blogger.com/node/5083]See Photos of the Event

Also DC 911 Shredding Party at the Whitehouse!

Click Final Image

The People Reject the 9/11 Commission Report and Demand a REAL Investigation!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

Ps...

84% of Americans don't believe in the Official story about 9/11!

See Banner...

The People are still speaking and after New Years, their voice will get even louder!

hee hee hee! :)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>South Dakota's Republican governor, Mike Rounds, would appoint a replacement if Johnson's seat were vacated by his death or resignation.


WHAT??!


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4:16 PM  
Blogger jan said...

I'm going to visualize the Senate staying blue though this...

4:19 PM  
Anonymous rufus de la rumquart said...

Know me then judge me.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

More News...

Warrantless Wiretaps: REJECTED by the people
Showdown Looms over Warrantless Wiretaps..

Nope, the people don't like that one bit! Nixon found that out too.

Article 2 Section 4 Looms Large over the NeoCONjobs.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous rufus rumquart said...

^ That is not me! Impersonator!
Rosemary! I want that IP!

Nice try neocon!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Global Evildoer Fighter said...

T,

Here's the first Link on the Photos of the Tea Party Post above.

PHOTOS OF TEA PARTY

4:26 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

If tradition holds any sway and as long as Sen. Johnson is alive, if not well, there should be no attempt by the Republicans to change the current situtation. There are sufficient other situtations where incapcitated by not dead congressmen and women were allowed to remain in their seats without challenge. Sen. Johnson would have to resign to give Gov. Rounds the opportunity to appoint himself to the vacated seat. I'm sure he's salivating for
the opportunity as it has been rumoured that it was his intention to challenge Sen. Johnson in '08.
Past voters, however, have not been
too kind to those who appointed themselves to vacated seats.

Sen. Johnson seems to be improving.
We can hope for the best and keep praying for him.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Global!

Looks like this movement is really starting to pick up momentum.

(Do they have T-shirts?)


> Global Evildoer Fighter said...
T,

This is for you..TWO EVENTS!

San Francisco has Tea Party to Reject the 9/11 Commission Report!

WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REJECT THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT!

9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB AND HIGH TREASON!!

http://www.911blogger.com/node/5083]See Photos of the Event

Also DC 911 Shredding Party at the Whitehouse!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrick, I hope that you are keeping your feet warm.

This is not an issue to be taken lightly. What's good for you is good for the country.

If there is somebody reading this who is planning on buying Patrick a Christmas gift, may I suggest cashmere socks?

Also, even cashmere socks don't cut it if you are standing on tile floors (or marble, etc) You need rubber-soled shoes or slippers in addition.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senate Rules

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF said:

"The People are still speaking and after New Years, their voice will get even louder!"


Yes, INDEED!!!


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4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GEF:

The neocons must be shaking in their boots with the thought of the new Congress taking control soon. :)

Karma is a beatch! LOL

And, little Scooter Libby is gonna need his diaper changed frequently when he sees Fitz! hehe

LOLMAO

5:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

For Jackie,

Here is the Biloxi breakdown of the latest of little Irve's trial:

In his filing, he is basically saing that no one will asset a "blanket" privilege in order not to testify. Blanket meanswitness to the government will not object to answering all of the questions, but they might raise a privilege objection as to the defense’s questioning.At least we know that Dick Cheney and other witnesses can’t claim privilege during the government’s questioning.

Team Fitz:

1. Will intend to introduce all of Libby’s grand jury testimony as exhibits for the jury. The Government will only refer to specific portions. Those portions are not yet to be determined

2. Judy Miller and Tim Russert are expected to be the government witnesses.

Team Smurf:

1. Will subpoena a tape recording between Bob Woodward and Richard Armitage. This tape was the inadvertent comment by Armitage to Woodward about Plame’s job.

2.Little Irve has issued subpoenas to several news reporters whom he will call as defense witnesses.

Of course, I believe that Fitz will call Cheney because Cheney is the key to Fitz's case in regards to perjury by Irve. Cheney’s testimony can help Fitzgerald to raise doubts in Irve’s defense that he was too busy with National Security matters that he forgot his conversations to reporters concerning Valerie Wilson. Fitzgerald could argue that Valerie Wilson was a key concern to Cheney and thus it would have been important to Irve.

It would be interesting if Fitz would crossexamine Cheney about the March 9, 2003 meeting that Cheney spearheaded in regards to Joe Wilson and Cheney’s handwriting notes on a newspaper clipping about Joe Wilson and his fixation on Joe Wilson. Cheney wrote on the newspaper clipping:

“Have they done this sort of thing before?”
“Send an Ambr (ambassador) to answer a question?
“Do we ordinarily send people out pro bono to work for us? Or did his wife send him on a junket?”


Cheney is an important key to prove Fitzgerald’s case and the key to prove the theory of a White House plot to punish Joe Wilson. And it isn't ironic that Cheney would use the same Nixon playbook to get him out of this mess and use the same attorney that Clinton used in his Paula Jones case. And this is the same Bill Clinton that was told by Congress that he had no executive privilege as a sitting president and out of office President. Yet, Cheney claims that he has executive privilege as the Vice President as Clinton didn't have as a sitting President. Priceless! LOL!

5:20 PM  

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