Thursday, April 16, 2009

Caribou Barbie - It's Deja Vu All Over Again

According to the Anchorage Daily News, last night Governor Sarah Palin reappointed Tim Grussendorf to fill Kim Elton's Juneau Senate seat.

You read that right.

Though Grussendorf's already been rejected, Sarah has thrown him back to the Senate for confirmation.

With "acting" Attorney General Wayne Anthony Ross's blessing.

W.A.R.'s confirmation may now be in doubt. Palin is pissing off everybody now, Republicans included.

But guess what? It doesn't
matter to her.

If W.A.R. is not confirmed, Sarah will just reappoint him, so he can continue to "act" during the interim between Legislative Sessions.

Crafty, huh?

Adding: After thinking about this some more...

When it comes to our Governor, I think we're dealing with a "the one with the most toys wins" mindset.

I think the legislature needs to call themselves back into Special Session to clarify the appointment process just a little more (not that it isn't perfectly clear to me and anyone who has actually read AS 15.40.320-350).

Alaska Statutes should be amended by adding language in the appropriate sections that states that
"once any appointee requiring confirmation is not confirmed by the legislature, that person cannot then be reappointed for the same position by the same Governor."

You get the gist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A reappointment whammy...that's the pits!

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