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Blago! Are you kidding me? December 30, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Gov. Blagojevich with Burris in 2002...good times...

Gov. Blagojevich with Burris in 2002...good times...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1354679,w-blagojevich-obama-senate-seat-burris-123008.article

A brief statement from the Chicago Sun Newspaper states that Illinois Goveronor Rod Blagojevich is getting to set to name Roland Burris, former state Comptroller and Attorney General of Illinois, to replace Barack Obama as Senator from Illinois.  CNN is also confirming the report.

If true, this is a ridiculous and fantastic story.  First, the Democratic Senate has already said they would not seat anyone named by Blago.  However, Roland Burris is actually a very respected person in Illinois, and ran for Senate in 1984, only to lose to future Senator Paul Simon.

This puts Democrats in a tough position. Do they refuse to seat a respected African American leader from Illinois, for something that he was not involved with?  Will Obama speak out against the appointment, against a man that supported his candidacy for president (referring to Burris)?

It should be fun to watch.

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