He wants a special election instead of just having governors appoint them. What prompted this sudden interest in the way replacement senators are picked? No, not the fact that Blagojevich was still able to appoint a replacement for Obama seat in the Senate, despite being accused of trying to sell it in the first place. It was because he didn’t like the fact that the Democrat governor of Illinois is going to appoint a Republican to take Judd Gregg’s spot.
To be honest, I agree that the spots should probably be filled by a special election. I’m just surprised that he has the gall to say something now, after sitting quietly through the Blago fiasco.