v'ܩ Caroline Kennedy, Blagojevich, and Special Elections
Home > General Politics > Caroline Kennedy, Blagojevich, and Special Elections

Caroline Kennedy, Blagojevich, and Special Elections

December 16th, 2008

Caroline Kennedy in New York. Blagojevich in Illinois. Why can’t the people that represent us be chosen by something that matters, like maybe being qualified? Instead we use last names, politics, and money. Kennedy has no qualifications other than her last name. Blagojevich is corrupt scum from Illinois. Hey, I have an idea, why don’t we have an election to choose new representatives when needed?

I know the argument. It cost too much money. It doesn’t have to. Just have the election the next primary or general election. The worst case is we have to wait 6 months for a new Senator. If it really has to be filled sooner, let the governor choose a fill in for 6 months. A special election makes so much more sense than letting one person appoint them. With an election, we can avoid all of this potential for corruption and favor based politics.

If we simply wait until the next scheduled election, it doesn’t cost the local governments another dime. We remove the temptation from the governors. We can remove the ridiculous politics that goes on whenever a seat needs filled. Caroline Kennedy didn’t even know she wanted to be a Senator until Teddy and the MSM told her she did.

Let me know if you think it makes sense for the people to choose who represents them.

Read more at Girl Politicized and Hot Air.

  1. taDtaP
    December 16th, 2008 at 21:16 | #1

    The federal govt. can bailout banks and possible the Big 3 automakers and can’t afford to pay for a couple of elections?

  2. December 16th, 2008 at 21:18 | #2

    While I agree whole heartedly I wouldn’t consider the vast majority of these legislators to be ‘qualified’ in any meaningful sense of the word. I guess a discussion on what constitutes qualified for a position like that could be an entire discussion all on it’s own.

  3. December 16th, 2008 at 21:22 | #3

    The problem is the federal government wouldn’t be paying for the elections. The local governments pay for the elections. Even so, I completely agree with your sentiment. The money shouldn’t be an issue. Electing a qualified official is the issue.

  4. December 16th, 2008 at 22:18 | #4

    Amen brother! I just can’t BELIEVE that Caroline Kennedy wants to get in there….and the people are rejoicing just because she is a Kennedy. I just don’t get it. Her qualification is her last name? People have lost their minds. She is a writer and so-called lawyer. I wonder how many cases she has worked.

  5. December 21st, 2008 at 13:09 | #5

    If I have to hear the people in the media say one more time “If Caroline isn’t put in there won’t be a Kennedy in congress” SO WHAT? Is this to mean the congress will not function without one (oh wait they don’t function when there is one) get over this crap that people are entittled to the office based on there name. I vote and think every person in that office should have to be voted in by the people.

  6. December 21st, 2008 at 14:43 | #6

    I agree. It seems to me that America was created to get away from royalty, at least in part. It makes no sense to me that somehow her last name is a qualification for her becoming a senator.

  7. December 21st, 2008 at 23:15 | #7

    The time is now for all Americans to band together and get term limits for ALL elected offices. Being a Politician will no longer be a lifetime career rather a service to ones country. I am really sick of people like Biden 36 years in office for what? If you can not accomplish what it is you need done in a two term limited you will not get it done no matter how long you are in office. The elected government offices have become a job like any other were it goes from parent to child as if it were the family run dinner or any family run business. If we do not get term limits and stop this Washington insider crap we the people will never have a say in anything that are elected officials do. You can already see that they do what THEY want and not what their constituents want done. The bail out is a great example. I understand that we do not get all the facts to everything. But is it not their job to report to us and tell us why they did what they did? And not lie about it?

  8. December 21st, 2008 at 23:33 | #8

    I completely agree, term limits would be a wonderful thing. I plan to do a more in-depth look at the idea in an upcoming post.

  9. December 21st, 2008 at 23:53 | #9

    keep me posted. thanks if you need any help with research just e me amy