From Boston.com --
Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday that President Barack Obama had personally talked to him about changing the Senate succession law in Massachusetts, and White House aides were pushing for him to gain the power to temporarily replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy amid the administration's health care push.
A month after a White House spokesman labeled the issue a state matter, Patrick said he and Obama spoke about changing the law as they both attended Kennedy's funeral in Boston last month. He also said White House aides have been in contact frequently ever since and pushing for the change so they can regain their filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate.
"He and his whole team have been very clear about that," Patrick told reporters after holding a Cabinet meeting near his Berkshire Mountains vacation home.
Obama presidential counselor David Axelrod has contacted Massachusetts officials and the Massachusetts branch of Obama's political arm, Organizing for America, has sent out e-mails advocating for the change.
King's Translation --- "since Obama's nuts' at ACORN are on the hot seat by finally being exposed for the fraud and tools of the progressive democrats that they really are... Chairman Obamao will be reorganizing them under his new propaganda team of 'Organizing for America' and use them in his force-feeding of socialized hell-th care on us."
Along with 16 Republican Mass. House members there were 42 Mass. House Democrats that showed some integrity in voting against giving Massachewshits Gov. Patrick a carte blanche pick for this seat. Debating the bill this Monday, it appears the vastly outnumbered GOP state Senators for Mass. ( 5-40) don't have a fighting chance in stopping this.
In talking about filling 'seats,' the famous lisping legislator that likes putting "things" where they don't belong and likes having "things" put where they don't belong, Barney Frank offers up his blatantly one-sided hypocritical view...
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. said Friday that qualms about whether to allow the interim appointment shouldn't be used to help defeat major policy issues like expanding Americans access to health care.
"Public policy questions important to everyone in America shouldn't be decided by a tragedy of death or some other non-electoral factor," Frank said.
Huh, Frank had no qualms about his gay lover running a queer male prostitute ring out of his home -- but this bothers him! And of course, it was OK for the Dems to invoke Dead Ted's name on the health care bill before he was even lowered into the ground.