Earlier this month John Walsh tried to say that the change of law to allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a Senator differed substantially from that proposed by Republicans in 2004 and 2006. His main point was that it did not prohibit the interim appointment from running in the special election. Well he was wrong.
First and foremost, remember this: NO DEMOCRAT voted in 2004 against the proposal that Senator Kennedy put forward in the days before his death: that Massachusetts voters fill a Senate vacancy via special election, that the governor name an interim Senator to represent our state until voters can make their choice, and that whomever the governor selects not run in the special election. Nor did Democrats vote against the proposal that has been filed for consideration and will be discussed at a hearing on Wednesday.
John Walsh, will you admit you were wrong, and this is all about politics?