“A number of you have written to ask: What happens to Obama’s Senate seat now? Does Governor Blagojevich still have the authority to appoint Obama’s successor to the open seat, now that he’s been accused of, er, conspiring to sell that same seat?

“We checked in with the Illinois Attorney General’s office for an answer. And guess what — they don’t have one yet!”

I dunno, but the Blagojevich-gets-arrested contingency plan seems like a necessity, like carrying gloves during the winter.