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January 12, 2009

Mr. Burris Is Going To Washington

Blago, you magnificent bastard!

Harry "Profile in Courage" Reid has backed down and will seat Roland Burris as Barack Obama's replacement in the Senate.

"Barring objections from Senate Republicans, we expect Senator-designee Burris to be sworn in and formally seated later this week," said a joint statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin.

The Senate Democratic Leaders had told Burris last week that he needed to testify before the Illinois House impeachment committee about his relationship with Gov. Rod Blagojevich and submit a signature from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White certifying his appointment by Blagojevich.

"We have spoken to Mr. Burris to let him know that he is now the Senator-designate from Illinois and as such, will be accorded all the rights and privileges of a Senator-elect," said the joint statement.

Reid and Durbin are singing a very tune today than they were all of two weeks ago. Remember this?

...We say this without prejudice toward Roland Burris’s ability, and we respect his years of public service. But this is not about Mr. Burris; it is about the integrity of a governor accused of attempting to sell this United States Senate seat. Under these circumstances, anyone appointed by Gov. Blagojevich cannot be an effective representative of the people of Illinois and, as we have said, will not be seated by the Democratic Caucus.

Harry shot his big mouth off and wound up hitting himself in the foot. Well played Senator, well played.

Rod Blagojevich 1-Harry Reid 0.


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