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    FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Did I hear Pelosi mumble something about the "culture of corruption", or was it about the CIA being liars, or was it the FBI being liars?

    Judge OKs Release Of FBI Wiretap Recordings Between Roland Burris And Rod Blagojevich's Brother Rob - cbs2chicago.com
    Sen. Roland Burris was recorded on an FBI wiretap suggesting that he could write a check to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign before the ousted governor appointed Burris to the Senate.

    At another point, Burris told Robert Blagojevich: "God knows, number one, I wanna help Rod. Number two, I also wanna, you know, hope I get that appointment."

    Rob Blagojevich: "If you guys can just write checks, that'd be fine."

    Burris: "I will personally do something, okay."

    Rob Blagojevich: "Okay. Alright, Roland."

    Burris: "And it'll be done before the 15th of December."

    Rob Blagojevich: "Hey, you're a good friend. I'll pass on your message."

    Burris: "Please do and... tell Rod to keep me in mind for that seat, would ya. (chuckles)"

    Rob Blagojevich: "I'll let him know."
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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Why are we making this about Nancy Pelosi?

    I am happy this evidence is going to come out and show what a scumbag Burris is. I hope he has to step down from his seat.

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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Why are we making this about Nancy Pelosi?
    I don't think he can help himself aps.

    I hope everyone who is dirty in this case gets hauled up some kind of charges.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Why are we making this about Nancy Pelosi?
    Because she was the one most vocally accusing the Republicans of fostering a "culture of corruption," as if the Anti-Republicans were somehow nobler, purer, saintlier. Apparently, she never spent time in Illinois, where corruption is a requirement for being in politics.

    As Dear Leader has shown on the national stage, it's "the Chicago way."

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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Did anyone not think that's how it went down? Of course it was paid for, it's Chicago after all. Illinois politics is dominated by the corruption of Chicago which operates on near organized crime sort of level. You do not come out of Chicago politics clean, that's just the nature of the corrupt political beast there. Chicago politicians are untrustworthy, self-centered shysters. Beware of them at all costs, they will rob you blind and that's if you're lucky.
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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    IIRC the Democrats wanted to block Burris from being seated, but the law and the facts at the time prevented them from doing so.
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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Burris ouster by Senate looks unlikely

    Burris ouster by Senate looks unlikely: The Swamp

    "But anyone hoping the U.S. Senate will act to remove Burris in light of what appears to be his sin of omission when he testified at Blagojevich's impeachment trial, should probably dampen those expectations".

    Imagine if the jury in the John Gotti trail was made up of his henchmen, can you figure out what the outcome would have been? Well the same situation is present in the Senate with liberals looking at each other saying to themselves if I go after him, what keeps others from coming after me for my injudiciousness.
    It may not be a perfect fit but it's close for a group of Dem Senators to be meeting and have one say: Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. To which they would all turn and quietly fade away, saying yes it was wrong but it does not rise to the level required for us to take action to remove Burris.
    Pelosi is an unrelated situation with the exception of the lying. Only in her case it's been a part of her whole political life and there is no chance of anything ever coming along to change it. Have you noticed that suddenly it's very quiet about what what she knew and when?
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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Both parties have engaged in corrupt practices at one point or another. That is the dark side of placing power into the hands of humans. But both sides have wonderful statemen who wish to do well for this nation. Pelosi is an idiot for even engaging in such a debate. Whether or not torture in the case of terror is right or wrong, beneficial or not is irrelevant. If the current administration does not wish to employ such tactics then they should simply remove the policy. Attempting to score points by making the prior administration and the CIA look bad is fruitless and insane. The focus should be national security, and the CIA works to protect us and they deserve our support as much as the troops. These attempts at scoring political points by going back and forth between the parties, only serve to display how low American politics have come, as this nation is ran by a bunch of children, rather than elder statesmen.

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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    IIRC the Democrats wanted to block Burris from being seated, but the law and the facts at the time prevented them from doing so.
    They had all the time they wanted to seat someone clean.

    And Celticlord nailed the Pelosi connection.
    Not surprising, in fact my bet is most R's would be able to go back and make the connection to the last midterms and the D's yammerings.

    Lerxst and aps, those beacons of knowledge failed epically again on a very simple "connect the dots" exercise.

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    Re: FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Why are we making this about Nancy Pelosi?

    I am happy this evidence is going to come out and show what a scumbag Burris is. I hope he has to step down from his seat.
    That's pundit spin-logic for you. Let's group everybody in with the scandal of the moment and bring 'em all down.

    Ain't going to happen. Just makes the accuser look ridiculous.

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