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“Blagojemess” update: Why Roland Burris is in like Flynn

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Illinois, Obama, Reid, Senate

Roland “I am the Senator” Burris Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 114-1 to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich.  Meanwhile, the state’s Supreme Court declined to order Secretary of State, Jesse White, to sign the certificate by which appointed Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat, but also ruled that the appointment document was […]

January 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

“No Burris, no way, no how! (Never mind)”

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Democrats, Illinois, Reid, Senate

Durbin, Burris and Reid enjoy a chuckle together Wow, that was fast! One minute Harry Reid and Dick Durbin are vowing never to seat anyone appointed to the Senate by Hot Rod Blagojevich and turning the appointee away in the rain. The next, we’re all chums (“Rod who?”). After several days in which only attacks […]

January 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Burris shows he’s tough enough to be a successful candidate in 2010

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Democrats, Illinois, Senate

Roland “I am the Senator” Burris after Senate turned him away I’m starting to like this Burris guy. OK, so he’s Rod Blagojevich’s personal choice to fill Obama’s vacant Senate seat, which is a very, very bad way to start a Senate career.  Still, he’s showing himself to be smart, cool, dignified, and capable of […]

January 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Reid to Burris on Blagojemess: Maybe we can talk

By John Burke | Related entries in Blagojevich, Burris, Illinois, Senate

Harry Reid and Could-Be Senator Roland Burris As Rod “I am the Governor” Blagojevich’s pick to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat, Roland Burris, vowed to fight for the office, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Whip Dick Durbin went on Sunday talk shows and declared again that they have the authority to refuse to […]

January 5th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »