© Hart Williams 2004
On a big picture level, this seems a good and honorable choice:
Senate Confirms John Kerry As U.S. Secretary Of State
Talking Points Memo
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) as the nation’s next secretary of state on Tuesday. — The vote was 94 to 3. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jim Inhofe (R-OH) voted against confirmation.
And so the great Electoral manipulation, as Massachusetts candidates jockey for position in an odd year in which Elizabeth Warren suddenly finds herself the Senior Senator from Massachusetts.
Whether the Susan Rice kerfuffle managed to create this situation, or Kerry would have been the eventual selection without the Faux Snooze Attacks is a matter now left for science fiction writers — although, sadly, “serious” pundits will soberly intone their “reality” of what WOULD have happened.
The reality is that we’re now faced with yet another Senate seat which may well be determined as much by outside forces as by Massachusetts residents.
This is the shame and the encroaching horror of our current electoral status. Please remember that my original blog began as my attempt to publicly raise the question (by my running for office) : “If a candidate gets more than 90% of his funding from outside the district, will that candidate actually represent the district or will he represent his outside sugar daddies?”
Since 2004, the situation has grown only worse, and now threatens the entire conception of representative democracy.
But I guess that doesn’t really matter to Americans anymore.
© Hart Williams 2004
They, who have irrationally truncated “No Taxation without Representation!” to “No Taxation!” clearly don’t seem to give a good goddam about “Representation.”
To the detriment of their posterity.
Congratulations to Secretary of State John Kerry.
A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, an honorary Texan, Clown (ditto) and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog