05/01/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Palin Makes "Questionable" Pick For Juneau Post

Gov. Sarah Palin has the right to nominate a Juneau Democrat to fill the state Senate seat vacated when Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, left in mid-term to take an Obama administration job. That's state law. But the law also says the appointment has to be ratified by a majority of the Senate Democrats.

The two sides have to work together to find someone agreeable to both. There's certainly a big question about whether Palin's choice meets that criterion.

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