Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Have A Seat

Welcome to the newest and most problematic member of the Senate, Roland Burris. Legally appointed by the shadiest character in recent political memory, Rod Blagojevich, Burris takes the seat vacated by Barack Obama, the one that Blago is so in trouble for putting up on eBay.

It's fortunate that Harry Reid doesn't favor the phrase "over my dead body!" because with all the stuff he's backed down on, we could legitimately build a footbridge over his grave. To be fair, there is little Reid could do legally to stop the appointment. In fact, after all the research they've been up to in the last few days, I bet they determined there is nothing.

I got nothing against Roland Burris, though I'm mighty uncomfortable with all the grandstanding he's done in the last few days. Here's looking a couple of years without scandal and legitimate election in 2010, and here's hoping the people of Chicago have the wisdom to break their streak and hire a Governer who just wants to serve the people.

1 comment:

Warner Todd said...

Burris is an inoffensive nobody. A perennial candidate that does not have a very distinguished record the few times he did run and win.

He will do not harm as a do nothing, seat warmer.

But, the fact that a thoroughly corrupt governor put him there should be enough to eschew him.

We in Illinois need to oust this idiot governor before we can be sanguine that we've gotten a selected Senator that is worthy of the position.