Possible 60th democratic senator?
Jim Bunning, republican senator from Kentucky, is evidently upset over the GOP not showing him full support for the upcoming 2010 election. There are rumblings that Bunning might resign out of feeling slighted. The result would be Kentucky democratic Gov. Steve Beshear choosing his replacement:
"The Kentucky Republican suggested that possible scenario at a campaign fundraiser for him on Capitol Hill earlier this week, according to three sources who asked not to be identified because of the politically sensitive nature of Bunning's remarks.
The implication, they said, was that Bunning would allow Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, to appoint his replacement -- a move that could give Democrats the 60 votes they need to block Republican filibusters in the Senate.
"I would get the last laugh. Don't forget Kentucky has a Democrat governor," one of the sources quoted Bunning as saying.
"The only logical extension of that comment is, '(Make me mad) ... enough and I'll resign, and then you've got 60 Democrats,' " said another source who was present at the event."
Imagine what that would do for Obama's nazisocialistfascistcommunisttotalitariandictatorship rapturistic antichrist apocalyptic vision?