As Silly As It Sounds?

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A TPMCafe Reader/Blogger brought this up. And I’ve been wondering about it too. In The Politico yesterday Roger Simon asked whether the differing fates (in terms of senate aspirations) of Roland Burris and Caroline Kennedy proves that “the race card trumps the gender card in U.S. politics.”

But doesn’t it actually prove that you’re in a much stronger position to get seated in the senate if the governor of your state appoints you to the senate (like Burris) than if he or she doesn’t (like Kennedy)?

What am I missing? The Senate Dems caved because they ended up having no legal argument. I’m not sure how Caroline Kennedy is in any worse position than I am since we’re both New York state residents who’ve yet to be appointed to the senate by Gov. Paterson.

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