Today's developments in the Land of Lincoln raise an interesting question that has been addressed by The Caucus blog in The New York Times. Can Governor
Blagojevich still appoint a senator to succeed Barack Obama, even though the governor has been accused of trying to sell the Senate seat?
That blog post suggests multiple options that may be available to the state legislature, to find a way around the dilemma. It also notes that the Senate can intervene. But its agenda will be quite full, if it's also called upon to settle the disputed Minnesota Senate election.