Two under this topic.
First from the Chicago Tribune via the Waukesha Freeman.
So much for trusting voters. Illinois Democrats want nothing to do with that now.
Amid the ugliness of the arrest last week of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the political class in Illinois seemed to share one noble sentiment: The choice of a U.S. Senate successor to Barack Obama should be handed to voters. The choice should not be left to the governor, not in light of the charges that Blagojevich tried to sell the seat to the highest bidder.
But then Democratic leaders had a revelation: They could lose that election!
Whoa! Trust the voters? That would be dangerous.
So Democratic leaders have backed away from holding a special election. The Illinois House buried the idea Monday and left Springfield until next month.
Yes, the oft named “party of the people.”
Next from the Los Angeles Times.
Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles — California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to invalidate the voter-approved ban on gay marriage, declaring that “the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification.”
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people?”