Wow! Was I Ever Wrong
The Lovely Ms. Mungowitz had asked how Mass would handle the problem of replacing Ted Kennedy in the Senate.
I had said that the law was a little strange in Mass.; they require a special election. This law was implemented in 2004, when there was a Republican governor.
Now, I feel like such an idiot. Since there is a DEMOCRAT governor, the state legislature is apparently going to change the law back to allow an immediate gubernatorial appointment.
The Massachusetts assembly would be ashamed, if any of them were remotely capable of feeling shame. But then if they could feel shame, they wouldn't be the Mass assembly.