090103 – The roosters are staring each other down,with Burris filing suit against IL Secretary White, and threats that the Senate security won’t let him into the chamber next week. Obama apparently is not reluctant to give his opinion either. That’s if you call it one. He would have been better off saying nothing. If Burris is a “fine man and good public servant”, he is essentially saying Burris didn’t buy the seat. If so, who cares if Blagojevich sent him?
Politico.com Breaking News:
The Chicago Tribune reports that embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will name former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Lynn Sweet raises an interesting note. Burris is African American and will be, if confirmed, only the fourth senator as such. Three of the four have come from Illinois. There is no doubt he has the chops; will he be able to sidestep the Blago doo doo? You have the believe Burris thinks so, or he would not have accepted the appointment.
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