Latest Potential Liberal Freakout: Giffords Could Lose Seat

This is obviously Sarah Palin’s fault, retroactively Washington Post

A statute buried in Arizona law states that if a public officeholder ceases to “discharge the duties of office for the period of three consecutive months,” the office shall be deemed vacant – at such time a special election could be called to fill the vacancy.

The law does not specify what those duties entail – it does not state, for instance, that a vacancy is declared if a member of Congress does not cast votes in Washington during a three-month period. And it could not be determined what Giffords’s legal recourse might be should she be incapacitated for more than 90 days.

Ye olde Washington Post finally gets around to saying Gov Brewster has no intention of triggering the statute, but, we all know that the evil fascist hatemongering teabaggers want her to.

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8 Responses to “Latest Potential Liberal Freakout: Giffords Could Lose Seat”

  1. But, of course, Brewster would not be disgracious enough to trigger the statute. But a Progressive governor, perhaps taking into account Media Matters’ “targeting” of Giffords as insufficiently Liberal, just as assuredly would. On day 90, hour one.
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  2. proof says:

    Heaven forbid you let the people of Arizona democratically elect a replacement for her!

  3. captainfish says:

    HOLY CRAP!!! She’s not dead and but yet they are hoping for a replacement?!!?! Sick Liberals. Sick.

  4. serfer62 says:

    Yeah, but thats under the Old State Constitution. not the living one.

  5. Kevin says:

    Thankfully, law is more complicated than that. We’ll just have to see what happens.

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