Skip to comments.Democrats Playing Hot Potato with Burris Appointment
Posted on 01/07/2009 1:05:42 PM PST by AJKauf
The Roland Burris circus took a ludicrous turn today as Harry Reid and Senate Democrats threw the fate of the former Illinois attorney general, who was appointed by disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill the unexpired term of President-elect Barack Obama last week, back to Illinois and the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.
It was White who refused to sign off on Burris, rejecting the paperwork on the appointment while making it clear he would not certify any candidate appointed by a governor who tried to to sell the Senate seat to the highest bidder. At the same time, White admitted and most legal experts have agreed that he has no statutory authority in the matter and that his signature (and the affixing of the state seal to the appointment document) was pro forma. Burris attorneys have sued White, saying he has no standing to deny Burris the seat. They are asking the court to direct the secretary of state to certify the appointment. Legal observers say that Burris has an excellent case.
That may be so. But...
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The name to watch in this is Madigan.
The next four years are going to make the Carter years look like the good ole days.
No wonder Reid is so testy.
It’s hard to know where to stand when you’re lying under the bus.
I listened to the sound clips of Harry Reid and others explaining how this whole Burris thing isn’t their fault. Harry Reid has got to be the most gutless, incompetent, dishonest weasels to have ever held office. And that is an accomplishment in DC. He doesn’t care that he is directly contradicting his own statements he gave not 24 hours ago. The Democrats don’t care. They know the media and the Republicans won’t hold them accountable. Pathetic.
Yeah. It looks like we can have O'Barnum spinning like a top in 6 weeks, but should we?
Aren't politics putrid enough?
My view is that O will get himself completely marginalized by the end of the first year and will require remediation for the sake of the country. We can pull his buns out of the oven AFTER the libs have turned on him.
And that won't be long.
Any word on what the betting line (out of Vegas) is, in regards to how long this demo-rat, power-tripping in-fighting incompetence will go on, before the ‘rat voters pull their collective heads out of their (and each others’) collective backsides?
Harry Reid: As the Senate Majority leader, Id like to extend this laurel, and hardy handshake to our new . . . “
Reid, et al sure are in a mess up to their necks on the Burris appointment. But to be fair, Mr. White is in it too. He refused to sign and ‘seal’ the appointment paperwork. He can’t now throw this all on Reid. He bears some responsibility as well.
Libs may kneel before him, or bend over in front of him, but libs will NEVER turn on The Black Messiah!
Care for a mint?
Oh, they'll turn on him w/ the scorn of a spiteful woman. And it won't be long.
They are trying to quiet this issue down, get it off the news, that’s all. The investigation in the appointment by Blago involves Obama and the SEIU. They can’t let the blame shift from Blago to the the other players.
If Obama is a leftist Messiah, the SEIU are his legions, and Emanuel is a close disciple.
This is the most bizarre month in politics that I can remember, since Bush was first elected.
The Democrats dont care. They know the media and the Republicans wont hold them accountable. Pathetic
Actually that is incorrect.
The reason the democrats do not care is the only people that matter will not hold them accountable and they are the citizens that voted for skin color and the nebulus “hope and change” offered by a man with no acomplishments.
“My view is that O will get himself completely marginalized by the end of the first year and will require remediation for the sake of the country.”
I wish I had your optimism. I think they are entirely too dumbed down to know when they are screwed.
Oh. The Clinton factor. That compounds things but do you reckon she ever owned the media like the Zero does? And don’t forget that liberal white guilt crap.
Yeah, for one guy to be more than one weasel really is an accomplishment :-)
Split personality? LOL He is two-faced.
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