Class/Race War Over Senate Appointments

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Jan 04, 2009 9:23 AM
Some liberals see racism in Leader Harry Reid's decision to oppose Governor Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat and Reid's support for Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary Clinton's slot.

Via "mycritters2" at the Democratic Underground blog:
On one hand, we have Dems threatening not to seat an African American duly appointed to serve in the US Senate by a sitting governor; an African American who has worked his way up from local office through statewide office before this appointment.

On the other hand, we have Dems cheering the naming of a wealthy white woman who has never held public office, interviews badly, but has an important surname and the “right” pedigree.