Monday, January 5, 2009

This Burris Thing Has "Suck" Written All Over It

NY Times: Even as Senate leaders continued to challenge his appointment to the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, Roland W. Burris headed to Washington on Monday, setting the stage for a public showdown on Capitol Hill.

In a news conference at Midway airport in Chicago before his scheduled 2:20 p.m. flight to Baltimore, a defiant Mr. Burris told reporters that he was not concerned about the fact that the Illinois secretary of state, Jesse White, has rejected the paperwork that would officially send Mr. Burris to the Senate.

“Why don’t you all understand that what has been done here is legal?” he said. “I am the junior senator from Illinois, and I wish my colleagues in the press would recognize that.”

He later added, “This is all politics and theater, but I am the junior senator according to every law book in the nation.”
My question is: Why did Patrick Fitzgerald blow the Blagojevich thing out of the water without being completely prepared? He has now filed a 90 day extension for possible indictment of Blagojevich and nothing will happen before the original January 9th deadline.

It doesn't help that although Burris is taint free, he's acting like a bit of an asshole. I also hope this doesn't become a racial issue for those types of opportunists. I don't give a shit that Burris is black and some think that an African-American "deserves" the seat.

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