February 24, 2005

another voice heard from

In response to an editorial addressing Mike Jacobs appointment, a reader from Fulton writes the Q.C. Times:

Thanks for exposing Jacobs dynasty

Thank you for your excellent editorial concerning the Jacobs Dynasty. It is obvious Sen. Jacobs planned his retirement so his son could be appointed to the Senate seat. Boo on backroom politics! And shame to the Democrats who went along with Sen. Jacobs’ plan.

Democrats, how can you say you represent the people when you take away our right to vote to fill the senate seat vacated by Jacobs?

The state law should be amended to provide for interim elections.

Irene T. Mungen
Fulton

Does Irene have a point, or is she all wet?

10 Comments:

At 2/24/2005 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's all wet with the waters of the Mississippi River!

Give this guy a chance! He's been trained and educated for this job since he was a knee-high. He's already hit the job running (according to the DOPE's sit on bills introduced).

It's time to move forward and leave this debate behind us.

 
At 2/24/2005 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the East Moline mayor election was the hot ticket on this website for about two minutes - back to the JACOBS debate! Appointment is the standard proceedure for someone leaving the legislature - be it by choice or feet first. Who would be appointed to Mike Boland's seat if he kicked the bucket or ran for a state wide office? Or would there be a SPECIAL election? NOT.

 
At 2/24/2005 12:50 PM, Blogger bygump said...

Do you think they plucked Pat Verschoore out of a box of chocolates to be our new state rep? What background gave him the nod?

 
At 2/24/2005 1:22 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

The Dope loves these comments! Very good.
And I just wanted to toss out the issue. The Dope feels that the current process to appoint sucessors in mid-term are fine and not unusual nor out of line.
The alternative, setting up and running a mid-term election, is obviously not practical nor justified, in the Dope's not so humble opinion.

 
At 2/24/2005 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like porter my identitie is secret

 
At 2/24/2005 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Porter - a super political hero?

 
At 2/24/2005 4:32 PM, Anonymous Andy Norb said...

Porter McNeil apparently is someone to whom people attribute amazing powers. Obviously, there's some sort of mass hypnosis that makes these people refuse to even entertain the idea that someone other than McNeil does this site.
Very bizzare.

 
At 2/24/2005 4:45 PM, Blogger bygump said...

I wish Porter was run-ning for something. He could run and run and run...

 
At 2/24/2005 5:49 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

HAHAHA!!! Thanks for the laugh bygump! But would he have to be chased by a bunch of southern punks in order to do it?

 
At 3/02/2005 5:21 PM, Anonymous ablogslife said...

you are right, its not porter - hi senator!

 

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