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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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I just have to say, this shows that you can in fact, get senators to agree on something!

All 50 Senate Democrats call on Blagojevich to resign

By Lynn Sweet on December 10, 2008 6:37 PM


[Washington, DC–In a letter sent today, all 50 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus called on Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to step down and under no circumstance make an appointment to fill the vacant Illinois Senate seat. Below and attached is the full text of the letter:

”December 10, 2008

Dear Governor Blagojevich:

We write to insist that you step down as Governor of Illinois and under no circumstance make an appointment to fill the vacant Illinois Senate seat. In light of your arrest yesterday on alleged federal corruption charges related to that Senate seat, any appointment by you would raise serious questions….]


In case you missed it, HERE is the transcript of the Fitzgerald press conference.

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