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Blago to name Burris to Senate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 9:43 am

More as I have time.  Just wanted to call dibs.  :)

Update (aka the actual post):

Ok, it seems that Soon-to-be convict Blago has decided to name former Illinois AG Roland Burris to P.E. Obama’s vacant Senate Seat. The picture of Blago they use, btw, is priceless.

Roland Burris is, in case you didn’t know (and I had to google him), a guy that has tried for MANY different Illinois jobs, losing all but two (Comptroller and AG).  He’s lost bids for the Dem part slate for Senator (lost to Paul Simon), Governor a couple of times, and even tried to run against Mayor Daley for that man’s job (which Daley has basicly until he decides he doesn’t want it any more, or dies – and even then I’m not sure Daley would lose).

I really have no idea what to make of it.

My dad can’t recall anything bad about the guy, but he was only AG from ’91 thru ’95 (under Republican Gov. Jim Edger), so I guess he’s a good enough pic.  I mean, it isn’t like a republican or libertarian was going to have a chance in hell at the seat.


  1. The ball goes to Sen. Reid’s court: the Senate should refuse to seat him.

    Comment by aphrael — 12/30/2008 @ 12:17 pm

  2. Eh. We could do worse, frankly.

    I mean, if nothing else, the guy has won a total of two elections for state-wide office, ever. Comptroller and AG.

    The odds are better for replacing him in 2 years, than someone like Jesse Jr.

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 12/30/2008 @ 12:28 pm

  3. Reid: Burris Unacceptable.

    Comment by aunursa — 12/30/2008 @ 12:28 pm

  4. Reid: Burris Unacceptable.

    That is going to make a great visual…
    Harry Reid as George Wallace, blocking the Senate door to a Black man – wonder how that will set with the union members in Clark County?

    Comment by Another Drew (wwbkaADitcy) — 12/30/2008 @ 12:53 pm

  5. Blago’s scorched earth plan: Ignite a race war within the Democrat party.

    Comment by PCD — 12/30/2008 @ 2:15 pm

  6. Burris used to sign my Illinois income tax refund checks…

    Someone I talked to today said that Blago could have appointed Saint Joan and she wouldn’t have been seated.

    Let’s Take Back Our Seat (Illinois and New York and any other state that might be short a senator)

    Comment by kimsch — 12/30/2008 @ 11:22 pm

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