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Misplaced Awkwardness

What is so awkward about Obama continuing to act as a senator until he is sworn in as president? He is, in fact, a senator, at least until his planned resignation Sunday. He is not yet president. It is said that he will continue to participate in the negotiations. Why gratuitously deprive his party of a vote?

I am also interested to learn that Obama’s original plan was to serve one term in the Senate, then return to run for governor of Illinois. I’m sure that Blagojevich is relieved to have dodged that bullet, though the classic “federal indictment” and “well-funded primary challenger” bullets still remain to be dodged.

November 13, 2008 - Posted by | Blagojevich, politics

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