Manchin finally gets off his ass and appoints Byrd’s replacement
Jesus this sumbitch has pissed me off…self-serving asshole that he is. From the dipshit’s at Politico:
Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin is choosing his former chief counsel, Carte Goodwin, to be the next senator from West Virginia, POLITICO has learned.
Manchin has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference Friday to announce the appointment of Goodwin to succeed the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) until a special election is held later this year, according to two sources familiar with his decision. A spokeswoman for the governor did not immediately return a request for comment.
Manchin has said he is “highly” interested in running for the Senate seat, and Goodwin, who is from a well-connected family in West Virginia Democratic circles, is not expected to run in the special election to fill the remaining two years of Byrd’s term. State lawmakers are meeting in special session to determine when the special election will be held. There will be an election for a full term in November 2012.
I haven’t researched Carte Goodwin…so..We can only hope this guy isn’t a full-fledged Blue Dog… We have enough of those fuckers…take Ben Nelson for a long walk on a very short pier…anyone! Please!