A placeholder has been appointed to his seat, to keep it warm until his son returns from being a lawyer in Iraq to run for it in two years. That’s not how it’s done—that means the people actually get to vote, however stacked the election deck.
Former Aide to take Biden Seat
Now in The Chicago Way, Illinois Senate President & Obama Mentor Emil Jones resigned after the primary. Then the local Democrat committee appointed his son to fill the vacancy, to run unopposed in the November election. That way, he wills his seat to his son without the pesky voters getting to vote on the choice.
Too bad Obama’s girls aren’t old enough to get his seat in the US Senate. After all, he’s held it for 2/3rds of a full term, and possession is nine tenths of the law, right. Maybe Michelle needs something to do while the kids are in their expensive private school.