Mr. Burris goes to Washington

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Roland Burris, the would-be or could-be junior Senator from Illinois, makes his Washington, D.C. debut today. It’ll be an uphill battle for Burris who is facing a lot of resistance from Democratic Senate leaders who are arguing that Burris’ appointment to the Senate is tainted because he was hand picked by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich has been accused by federal authorities of offering to sell the vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. For a preview of this power struggle on the Hill we turn to Clarence Page. Mr. Page is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune. He’s on the line from Washington, D.C.

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Clarence Page

Comments [2]

Pascale

All this hypocrisy makes me sick! Of course Burris should take his seat in the Senate. First of all, Blagojevich is still governor. Second, he didn't do anything wrong; he only said he would. Many of these congresspeople who are crying foul now probably got their appointment through the same type of wheeling and dealing that they're trying to accuse Blagojevich of now. So they need to just let Illinois be fully represented and get down business already!

Jan. 06 2009 08:58 AM
mlocker

Should Burris get this seat? Or should the Democrats block him?

Jan. 06 2009 08:23 AM

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