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

    "...successor, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, is likely to appoint an African- American, but likely not Burris, because of the taint form Blagojevich, or Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), because he would be too controversial.

    Sources said the choice is likely to be someone young and dynamic, like Dan Seals, who ran in a northeast Illinois House district in 2006 and 2008. It needs to be someone who would appeal to the white Republicans in downstate Illinois, to prevent the seat going to the GOP in a future election, they said."

    "In his Supreme Court petition, Burris argues that the people of Illinois have “a great and urgent interest” in being “fully represented” in the Senate, and that the secretary of state has no authority to withhold his signature from Burris’ appointment paperwork.

    Burris’ move came the same day that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White declined to sign papers certifying his appointment. "

    "....with the Minnesota Senate race far from settled and the possibility that the Rules Committee may have to weigh into that dispute as well, Democrats may be short two votes until the Blagojevich mess is sorted out."


    Burris takes his fight to court - Politico.com Print View


    I have just searched for hte wording of articles of Impeachment for Blgojevich, but I don't see that any articles have been proposed.

    No indictment of Blagojevich yet from the US Prosecutors.


    Blagojevich indictment delayed - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    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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    Because it's an incredibly complex prosecution and extensions of time to file motions are common? Naw, couldn't be.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    I credit Brit Hume and Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday for these points:

    Bill Clinton was actually impeached but his appointments were honored and all the bills he signed into law were upheld.

    And the whole reason for the charges against Blagojevich was to PREVENT his making an appointment in exchange for financial or other considerations. Well, Burris is clean and honest, to everyone's agreement, yet the Dems seem to miss the point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Well, Burris is clean and honest, to everyone's agreement, yet the Dems seem to miss the point.
    He's also articulate and bright, and not like the rest of, y'know, his folk.
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    Re: Blagojevich to name Roland Burris to Obama's Senate seat

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    He's also articulate and bright, and not like the rest of, y'know, his folk.
    I think he meant Burris is politically clean.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    I think he meant Burris is politically clean.
    Of course. But he had to clear up any ambiguities so I didn't bother protesting. Thanks for putting the matter to rest.


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