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September 24th, 2009 12:05 pm
60 Democratic Senators
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If you count Senator Robert Byrd, who is recovering in the hospital from a fall, Democrats now have a “filibuster proof” 60-seat majority in the U.S. Senate.

Today, as expected, Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) picked Paul Kirk Jr. to serve as a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy.  Kirk, like most of the rabble on the Hill, is a lawyer and once served as a health care lobbyist.  He will be sworn in this Friday.

Presumably, Kirk will have the easiest job in the Senate.  When a cloture motion is filed by the Democrats, vote for it.  Nice job to have if you were fortunate enough to work for Senator Kennedy and be well connected in the Bay State.

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