5.27.2009

Burris Begged for the Senate Seat

Roland Burris is a disgrace. He's an embarrassment to Illinois and and embarrassment to the U.S. Senate. He was willing to do whatever it took to gain Obama's Senate seat, including begging. What a pathetic joke.

From the Chicago-Sun Times:

The telephone discussion, captured on a FBI wiretap, shows the junior senator from Illinois to be not quite so venal as Rod Blagojevich himself, but not nearly the stand-up citizen he would have us believe.

Even so, the aspect of the wiretapped conversation that most calls into question Burris' ethics is not what he said so much as the fact that he failed to disclose it had taken place during his testimony to the Illinois House committee considering Blagojevich's impeachment.

While Burris may have forgotten the details of their talk by the time he went before state legislators, it could hardly have slipped his mind that less than two months earlier he had been on the phone practically begging to be chosen to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate while promising to do what he could to get some money into the Blagojevich campaign coffers.

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Check out this post as well: Burris on tape: Offers Bribes to Blagojevich

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