Tuesday, June 29, 2010

His successor will be my predecessor

At least that's the plan West Virginia governor Joe Manchin has in mind as he figures out who to appoint as the (temporary) successor to the late senator Robert Byrd.

Manchin needs to find someone ready to step into Mr. Byrd's shoes now but also ready to step aside in two years to allow Manchin to make his expected run for that seat.

I remind you it was just two days ago when I noted that a Pittsburgh newspaper was discussing Manchin's apparent interest in succeeding Byrd. The irony is just a few hours after that story was published, Sen. Byrd passed away.

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