Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Outback Question of the Week

To quote Lowell Democrat Dick Howe from his eponymously named blog:  "Yesterday’s appointment of ____________ started a firestorm of controversy that will surely not end without an interpretation of our constitution."

Yes, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed someone to completed President Elect Barack Obama's term as the Junior Senator from Illinois.

So, who is this mystery man, this formed Attorney General for the Great State of Illinois, who has been appointed to the US Senate?

And, what does Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid say about this appointment? Will it stand?

And, what was the last US Supreme Court ruling in this area?

We will be looking for an answer on Saturday evening, but everyone is free to provide hints, comments or the actual answers in the comments section, below, when they read this post (That is to say, this is an "open book" test and hints to the target audience are allowed.).

Regards -- Cliff

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