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Burris acknowledges trying to raise money for gov.
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2009

Posted on 02/17/2009 12:13:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged trying to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich before being appointed to the Senate.

According to a transcript posted on the Chicago Tribune's Web site, Burris told reporters in Peoria Monday night that he talked to some friends about putting together a fundraiser after being called by the ex-governor's brother

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 111th; burris; chicagocorruption; corruptdems; obamacorruption; obamasfault

1 posted on 02/17/2009 12:13:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Impeach!


2 posted on 02/17/2009 12:13:58 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ohfergodssake!


3 posted on 02/17/2009 12:15:03 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah yes, as the layers get peeled back we see exactly how rotten the onion truly is..............


4 posted on 02/17/2009 12:15:27 PM PST by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those who matter don't mind, those who mind don't matter.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Work outside the system.

5 posted on 02/17/2009 12:16:05 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hasn’t been a good last six months for people with the last name “Burris” or “Burress”


6 posted on 02/17/2009 12:16:23 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s safe unless he has to go to jail. The Dems aren’t gonna move against the black guy, and if R’s do - they’ll be called racists.


7 posted on 02/17/2009 12:17:57 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Americans are getting tired of corruption in business and govt....this is a bad environment for him and as such, his skin color may not save him at this point in time.

Bad time to be a corrupt, black legislator.


8 posted on 02/17/2009 12:20:19 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Three or four more days of Burris amending and extending his previous testimony and statements and we will be down to him admitting that he bought the senate seat outright (to me he already has -- but I mean he would be saying so in those words).

This is really astounding to watch. If Burris was a conservative white guy the cable news channels would be leading every fifteen minutes with the story, which doesn't mean that the conservative white guy should be ignored. Every SOB that engages in this behavior should be prosecuted if laws are broken or drawn and quartered in the public square.

We, as a society, are allowing this crap to occur without serious ramifications for the offender. WE, as a society, are the ones being punished by this behavior. We have to wake up and take control.

9 posted on 02/17/2009 12:20:33 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Americans may be getting tired of it (though methinks most don’t even pay attention), but it will be a Senate decision. They protect their own....and libs are in charge.


10 posted on 02/17/2009 12:21:41 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

“...The Dems aren’t gonna move against the black guy, and if R’s do - they’ll be called racists....”

That claim no longer has any effect on me. It is also losing its effect on more and more people. Folks are fed up with all the racist cop-out screams.

The guy is dirty, doesn’t matter what his melanin levels are.


11 posted on 02/17/2009 12:22:27 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

see #10


12 posted on 02/17/2009 12:24:46 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everyone knows black men don’t cheat, come ON!


13 posted on 02/17/2009 12:37:18 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Sell the left short this cycle.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What did O know and when did he know it?


14 posted on 02/17/2009 12:41:46 PM PST by woofie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He was probably tipped off that he was on an FBI tape.
15 posted on 02/17/2009 12:43:34 PM PST by tractorman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Burris seems to have lied to get the Senate seat? Can all of Burris's votes be stripped? Could the the “stimulus bill” have passed without his vote? I SMELL A LAW SUIT!
16 posted on 02/17/2009 12:47:47 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he was solicited to do some fundraising for Blago prior to the November election and declined, I don’t see an issue with his appointment as a Senator two months after the election. In fact, I then have no problem with his testimony. When he was asked “did anyone close to the Governor contact you”, I would presume that this would be in connection with the appointment, not something that happened 3 months prior.


17 posted on 02/17/2009 12:51:11 PM PST by RonF
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To: tractorman
He was probably tipped off that he was on an FBI tape.

That's the speculation. Since his testimony in the impeachment trial, it has slipped out that not only was ROD Blago being taped, but his brother ROB Blago was being taped also. Burris had been extremely careful not to discuss money with Rod, but he had been blabbing to Rob, who is his brother's campaign manager. Had to CYA.

18 posted on 02/17/2009 12:53:55 PM PST by Free State Four
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To: WellyP
Could the the “stimulus bill” have passed without his vote?

Even though Burris was the LAST person to cast a "yes" vote, the bill needed 60 votes to pass. He was number 61! So his vote was actually superfluous.

19 posted on 02/17/2009 12:54:59 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Once again... Chicago politics. Same story, different character. The state of IL richly deserves this humiliation for putting these people on the national stage.


20 posted on 02/17/2009 1:00:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, c’mon, everyone!! Y’know, it’s Roland. He’s just sloppy!! (heh heh) Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy! That’s just the way he is! He didn’t mean any harm!

/sarc off


21 posted on 02/17/2009 1:03:18 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As usual: NO PARTY IDENT!! I guess he`s an out of the desert anomally. New party: the “C”s CORRUPT


22 posted on 02/17/2009 1:04:13 PM PST by He who knoweth not his name
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To: TexasRedeye

I just found this:

Snowe and Collins sold out the country for $87,142,555.50 each! That is ONLY .0045% of the $38,101,898,173 in total Infrastructure money! (Source: house Committee on transportation and infrastructure) Talk about cheap “hoses”!


23 posted on 02/17/2009 1:04:40 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Leave him there. This is a seat we can take in ‘010


24 posted on 02/17/2009 1:39:54 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another liar from Chicago? What a surprise!


25 posted on 02/17/2009 1:49:17 PM PST by FreedBird (o)
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To: woofie

Why did Obama go to Chicago this weekend with the “stimulus bill” unsigned by him after the emergency passage in Congress?
Valentine’s Day my foot. CYA work re Burr and Blog.

It should be the Burr, Blog and Bama scandal - but he put a stop to that.


26 posted on 02/17/2009 2:01:16 PM PST by ValerieTexas
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To: Free State Four

I wonder which FBI tape Obama is on?


27 posted on 02/17/2009 3:48:07 PM PST by tractorman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is IL. There simply is no other way to do business there. The FEDs should call it a victory because they got the price for the seat down so low.


28 posted on 02/17/2009 5:35:35 PM PST by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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