Thursday, February 25, 2010

Riley to be Alabama's Next US Senator????

Word on the street (a couple of different streets actually) is that Senator Richard Shelby is going to retire from the US Senate after he wins the upcoming election. The reason I have heard for his pending retirement is that he is in ill health. He will run again in the upcoming election and he will win. He has too much money and political influence to lose. The only reason he is running again is that he wants to hand pick who gets appointed to replace him. Which takes me to the next point...

It is being said that if Bradley Byrne becomes the next Governor of Alabama (and I certainly believe that will be the case...barring some huge and embarrassing scandal) that he will appoint current Governor Bob Riley to fill Senator Shelby's seat.

And that really ticks me off! Why can't we have a special election so that the people get the chance to fill that seat instead of it being given to Riley? Seems Alabama citizen's can't be trusted to vote on bingo, constitutional reform or even who gets to represent us in the US Senate.I guess when Riley said he was self-imposing term limits that only applied to his former seat in the US House. I don't know about y'all...but I've had about enough of Bob 'Elvis' Riley.

4 comments:

Arefeen Shamsuzzoha said...

He wouldn't fill out the rest of Shelby's term...just the two years until the special election...in which he would have an equal shot of getting re-elected as if he just ran for it in the first place.

Michael "Janx" said...

Which one died today? Some Senator I believe...caught just a glimpse and was rushed out the door.

Loretta Nall said...

Michael that was an Alabama State Representative named Warren Beck from Geneva.

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