For some reason, the Illinois General Assembly doesnâ€™t think Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is qualified to choose Barack Obamaâ€™s replacement for U.S. Senate. So, the Assembly is beginning a special session next week to vote on holding a special election to fill Obamaâ€™s vacant seat until 2010.
Blagojevich would have the power to veto a bill establishing a special election. But the General Assembly could then override the veto. If Blagojevich appointed someone before the special election was held, the U.S. Senate could refuse to seat the person. Got all that? Thank the terminally corrupt state of Illinois for the civics lesson.
The faster Blagojevich gets out of office and into a jail cell, the better.