Power-hungry Bay State Democrats — eyeing another potential Senate opening if U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry joins the Obama Cabinet— are quietly discussing reinstating a 2004 law that would let Gov. Deval Patrick appoint a permanent replacement to help keep the seat under party control until at least 2014.
Trust me...they'll do exactly as Phil Johnson is suggesting. The last time they actually followed the law stated above, they lost a seat to Republican Scott Brown. The Massachusetts Democrats won't take that risk again...not with the Senate seat John Kerry occupies.“I think that would be preferable. It would certainly save the taxpayers money if they don’t have to pay for another election,” said Phil Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Of course, it would be a brand new bar lowering experience to actually provide John Kerry with a cabinet position in the first place.
The fact that there is a Massachusetts democrat trying to rationalize the law change because "it would certainly save the taxpayers money if they don't have to pay for another election" is comedy gold.