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The NY Times' round-up story on Blagojevich includes this paragraph about a bill to take appointment powers to the Senate away from the governor:
Cindy Davidsmeyer, a spokeswoman for Emil Jones, the president of the state senate, said lawmakers could pass a bill on the special election as soon as next Tuesday. It is unclear whether Mr. Blagojevich would sign such legislation; he could veto it or delay it by returning it to the legislature with requests for changes or by taking no action at all for as long as 60 days.
Hmm, do you think Mr. Blagojevich would want to sign?
Assuming he wouldn't it sounds like he has an option to run out the clock. The legislature can't override his veto until he vetoes and he has 60 days to sit on the thing.
Plenty of time for Senate Candidate 8 or 9 to emerge.
Hard to know how this plays out.
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