What A Pickle/ Dingey Harry Gonna Block The Door
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, stunning lawmakers both in his home state and in Washington, where Senate Democrats vowed to block the appointment.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who must certify the appointment, said he will not do so and Senate leaders reiterated that they would not accept anyone appointed by Blagojevich.
Blagojevich, claiming he was obligated by law to fill the vacant Senate seat, called Burris -- a lobbyist and campaign donor to the governor -- a candidate of "unquestioned integrity" and urged the public not to "allow the allegations against me to taint this good and honest man."
"It is truly regrettable that despite requests from all 50 Democratic Senators and public officials throughout Illinois, Gov. Blagojevich would take the imprudent step of appointing someone to the United States Senate who would serve under a shadow and be plagued by questions of impropriety," Senate Democrats said in a written statement.
Obama sided with the Senate leadership, saying in a written statement that the governor's decision was "disappointing" and that he should resign so a "lawful and appropriate process of succession" can take place.
I didn't figure this story would still have legs when I came back but it only get's funnier! I am on Blago's side! I think Burris should be seated. Blago has not been impeached, nor indicted, so as far as I can tell he's still legally the Governor of Illinois. Obama should recognise this and the Democrat's and let this guy in the Senate! Cant you see Harry Reid trying to keep the only black man OUT of the Senate? I thought the Democrat's were the party of minority rights?
UPDATE: HOLY COW!!
Aides: Dems to physically block access to Senate floor if Burris shows up...
Armed Gaurds? Have the Democrat's Truly Lost Thier Minds?