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

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I have a question.
    How can current Senators "refuse to seat" his appointment?
    I didn't know they had a say in the matter.
    Article I Section 5 of the Constitution

    Section 5. Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each House may provide.
    It has been used before to refuse to seat members - sometimes for purely political reasons. This same clause would likely have been used against Ted Stephens had he won re-election.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Looks like a game of quienes mas macho is brewing in IL..... Blago is some kinda nut to appoint ANYONE.........




    I would like to add, It would be to Obama's benefit to stay the hell away from these shenanigans.....
    Why doesn't Blagojevich just flip everyone off; same thing isn't it?

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

    CNN is reporting that Burris is asking the IL Supreme Court to FORCE the Secretary of State in IL to certify Blago's appointment of him as Jr. Senator from IL.

    This gets curiouser and curiouser.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    I am fully in support of the Senate refusing to seat any appointment. Burris seems like a good guy, but the situation is tainted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    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?
    No offense taken, it's the truth. Jindal is doing some good things, he is going after budget problems, the new ethics laws are tougher than most if not all of the 50 states currently, but the problem is they don't have enough teeth in the enforcement category(yet). Our governer has his work cut out for him, but I think overall he is doing pretty well so far.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I am fully in support of the Senate refusing to seat any appointment. Burris seems like a good guy, but the situation is tainted.
    I completely agree. I think a special election is the current best scenario and Buress should be given consideration in said election, but the situation as it stands is definitely suspect no matter what is done by the current Il governer.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I am fully in support of the Senate refusing to seat any appointment. Burris seems like a good guy, but the situation is tainted.
    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I completely agree. I think a special election is the current best scenario and Buress should be given consideration in said election, but the situation as it stands is definitely suspect no matter what is done by the current Il governer.
    Then everything the Governor has done since he's been in office is tainted.

    Cancel and rescind everything.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Then everything the Governor has done since he's been in office is tainted.

    Cancel and rescind everything.
    Anything that is provably illicit, yep.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Anything that is provably illicit, yep.
    Where does the rule of law play into your rationale?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Where does the rule of law play into your rationale?
    If politicians are posturing for popular approval by opportunisitic stone throwing, why should laws be any hinderance?



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