All this craziness about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Senate appointment needs to end now. Blago should be impeached for his behavior, but for now he is the Illinois governor and legally able to make an appointment to the US Senate. The governor’s selection is Roland Burris. Read the 17th amendment. Let him be seated.
This whole situation tells us something about how high ranking Democrats view the Constitution. If you really hold the Constitution in high esteem and seek to follow it as an elected official, this situation really isn’t that hard. A liberal would ask, “If the Constitution is a ‘living document’ then how does the Constitution bend to make this situation work for us?” A conservative would ask, “If the Constitution is an absolute, then how does the situation conform to the Constitution?”