Skelton: Confirm Maldo

While we may not agree on St. Abel being the glorious one full of bipartisanship, Skelton and the Calitics editorial board do agree on one thing: Confirm Maldonado.

It would be particularly dumb for Democrats to dump all over a Republican who has fought with them in their foxhole. That would send a lousy message about the rewards of bipartisan cooperation.

The smart thing would be to confirm Maldonado. He may be too moderate to survive a GOP primary anyway.

Democrats could contest his vacated Senate seat in a special election. It’s competitive. Win that and they’re within one vote of a two-thirds majority. But Democrats aren’t confident they can capture that Central Coast seat in a low-turnout special election in what could be a Republican year.

They should do the right thing anyway: Confirm a decent, qualified guy and avoid another self-inflicted wound. (LAT)

Not much to disagree with about the electoral stuff; it is an excellent opportunity. Not an easy campaign by any stretch of the imagination, but a winnable campaign.

As for “decent, qualified guy”, well, I’m sure it’s not hard to find a few million people who would argue with his scheming of the budget process to get his dream come true open primary measure.

Interestingly, Maldo sees this job as a cheerleader for Arnold. Kind of appropriate as he has been his mouthpiece in the Senate for a few years.

One thought on “Skelton: Confirm Maldo”

  1. At least a few million don’t like the guy. I know at least a couple hundred myself. And the longer he fronts for Arnold, the more millions we can add.

    I will take exception with Mr. Skelton, not for the first time, about the decent and qualified parts. I always knew Skelton’s standards were low. But he’s reset the bar on this one.

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