Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Roland Burris = Clown
God, this guy really wants to be a Senator doesn't he? Unfortunately, for a seemingly bright guy, he hasn't a clue. I honestly wonder what he expected to happen Tuesday when he showed up on Capital Hill hoping to be sworn in as Junior Senator. Did he think that anyone would accept the credentials of his designation by disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich? While it is true that legally, since Blagojevich is still the Governor and thus, still has the right to appoint the person to take over Obama's old senate seat, these aren't normal circumstances and normal actions should not be expected. Blagojevich is on the verge of getting the boot and at times like this it is pretty obvious what needs to happen; you make an exception to the rule. Hell, Bush is still in office, he should have no problem circumventing the seemingly illegal to do what he feels is right, seeing as that he has done just that numerous times over the last 8 years. Blagojevich really put Burris in a lose/lose situation by nominating him and really marred the reputation of Burris and for that I sympathize with Burris, but Burris is only compounding his misfortune by turning this into a media circus. A simple thanks, but no thanks would have been just fine. Yes, if not Burris this would be somebody else, but, let it be somebody else, who knows he might have legitimately been chosen after all this blew over, but now that seems pretty unlikely from where I'm sitting. What a mess.