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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    One must realize how hopelessly wrong they are when you and I thank each other in agreement....
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    He's only fearless because he knows we aren't going to hang him.
    An ironic comment when viewed as overshadowing your signature. Don't you think?

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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

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    Ain't that the truth!




    you can change "hoplessly wrong" to any of a number of common vernacular that would earn oneself points up here.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    An ironic comment when viewed as overshadowing your signature. Don't you think?
    Not really. I don't really suggest we hang him, I just think the government needs to fear the People.

    “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” –Thomas Jefferson

    Thus the difference is clear. The comment in this thread is one commenting on the fear of the People by the government. My sig is the opposite, it's the fear of the government by the People.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    you can change "hoplessly wrong" to any of a number of common vernacular that would earn oneself points up here.
    If the US has such a strong case against Blagojevich, how come they need three months to get an indictment?

    "The U.S. attorney's office today asked a federal judge for an extra three months to formally indict Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his former chief of staff."

    U.S. seeks more time to indict Blagojevich - Chicago Breaking News




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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I really wish Blago didn't do this. Even if this guy is qualified and might be a good pick, he will never be looked that way because he was picked by Blago.
    Yep, exactly right. I do hope though in all fairness to Mr. Burress that he will get some consideration based on merit after Blogo goes down, even though I don't think the congress has the stones to put thier name with a Blogo candidate.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Only in D.C., Chicago, and Baton Rouge.
    Oh yeah B.R. has some of the slickest politicians I have ever seen, they can take a leak on your head and convince you it's for your greatest benefit.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    I think Blago made the right move. (for him)
    Carrying on his duties as Governor is the best way to deflect his critics.
    I was thoroughly pissed after listening to the Lt. Gov's remarks. He has Blago convicted an sentenced before the impeachment. If IL didn't want Blago to appoint someone they should have acted quicker to impeach him and get him removed from office.
    Currently, he is still Gov and it is still his job to appoint someone.

    I have a question.
    How can current Senators "refuse to seat" his appointment?
    I didn't know they had a say in the matter.

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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I think Blago made the right move. (for him)
    Carrying on his duties as Governor is the best way to deflect his critics.
    I was thoroughly pissed after listening to the Lt. Gov's remarks. He has Blago convicted an sentenced before the impeachment. If IL didn't want Blago to appoint someone they should have acted quicker to impeach him and get him removed from office.
    Currently, he is still Gov and it is still his job to appoint someone.

    I have a question.
    How can current Senators "refuse to seat" his appointment?
    I didn't know they had a say in the matter.
    The Senate can vote a Senator out of office, 66% Vote, as I recall. So the US Senate can kick out any Senator, and the state has to come up with another Senator, according to the rules of that State, usually appointment by the Governor.

    The House refused to seat a US Congressman, in the 50's and it took 21/2 years to go through the courts, and the courts ruled the House had to seat the Congressman.

    So the Senate can refuse to sit a Senator, just not count his votes, and don't give him office space, or phone service. Burris sidestepped the question of how much money he had raised to spend on Legal fees to actaully get seated in the Senate. I would say the Senate has the power, but not the right to refuse to sit Burris.

    The signature of the Secretary of State is not required by the Illinois constitution. That is just past practice.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Oh yeah B.R. has some of the slickest politicians I have ever seen, they can take a leak on your head and convince you it's for your greatest benefit.
    No offense meant to you, but LA politics are pretty dodgy. Is Jindal helping to clean things up, is he part of the problem, or is the problem just too big for him to deal with?
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