Ed Morrissy of Hot Air has a good post on the question of whether the law should be changed in Illinois to allow the Senate seat being vacated by Obama to be filled by a special election.
Many Democrat elected officials in Illinois were hot for a special election for the Senate seat until they realized that in the current political climate in Illinois it is not out of the question that a Republican might win. Now they seem content to wait until Blagojevich is impeached by the House and convicted in the Senate, a process that could take up to a year. It is intolerable that Illinois lose half its representation in the Senate during this time, solely because some Democrats are unwilling to let the people decide. Legislation needs to be passed quickly in order to allow the people of Illinois to not only choose a Senator, but to also give them an opportunity to register their disapproval at the polls of the corruption that has made our state a national laughing stock. John Kass captures perfectly the chaos that is Illinois politics today in his “Twas the Night Before Fitzmas”.