Donkey Business

burris_bhWell, thinking it over (and over — I have no life), I conclude that Roland W. Burris deserves to be seated in the new Congress as the junior senator from Illinois.  Which, despite the way that sounds, isn’t a punishment.  He wants it.

There’s dispute about this.  This is the guy who gets the nod from Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, now facing corruption charges.  Blago, the one who wants to “sell the f**king Senate Seat to the highest f**king bidder because it’s a f**king gold mine so why the f**k shouldn’t he f**ing cash the f**k in when he f**king has the f**king chance?”

When you put it that way it all makes perfect sense.

It actually does, but leave that aside.  And leave aside the race issue, too, because that’s just playing f**king games.  Especially when experts like Sen. Mooch McConnell and Rep Bobby Rush play the card.

blago_mainBurris seems like a good man with a solid record and a supportive constituency.  The fact that a scumwad put him in play has dick to do with any of that.  Yeah, he’s being used by the scumwad.  So what?  Who hasn’t?  And what’s that go to do with the price of politicians?

But what tears it for me is that Blago hasn’t been convicted of anything.  Nor do I see what he did wrong, other than run his mouth when the tape was rolling.  But if every politician was recorded and held to his words, every swinging dick would be just as guilty of bad language, stupid threats, hollow breast-beating, and just poor taste.  None of which is illegal, and shouldn’t be.  In fact, in politics, it’s expected.

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Al Franken holding Roland Burro

So here’s Burris in the Capitol, legally appointed by the duly elected governor of Illinois to finish the term of the former senator now President-elect, getting turned away for technical reasons by a clerk.  Half way across the fruited plane — not a reference to Sen Larry “Wide Stance” Craig —  Me-Al Franken finally gets clearance to proclaim himself Minnesota’s certifiably elected Senator, but stays home.  Presumably he’s resting up for the next round of challenges.

Say — Why not declare Burris Minnesota‘s newest Senator?  He’s ready to go, Franken isn’t.  We need to accelerate here.  By the time all the other crap is flushed, Blago will be pressing license plates in Joliet, Franken’s legal issues will be resolved, and it’ll be time for another election — we can dance it home again, Kathleen.

Waddya think, Rod?  F**king work for you?

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13 Responses to Donkey Business

  1. coffee fiend says:

    it’s crazy what Blagojevich has gotten away with already… he’s an international embarrassment

  2. Ms Calabaza says:

    He’s smart. He’s good-looking and by golly, he’s worth it . . . I say f’ing let him in.

  3. Caroline Kennedy says:

    Let them BOTH in! In fact, let EVERYBODY in!

  4. Fly Guy says:

    Maybe it’s “playing the race card,” as you put it, but the fact remains that with Obama moving up, there ain’t a single Spade in the Senate.

    Besides, that’s just mouth going on. They’ll use whatever they can to get what they want. McConnell wants to make trouble, Rush wants to make headlines, and Blago wants to make waves.

  5. Dawgbowl says:

    coffeefiend: as international embarrassments go, he’s still minor league. we have rumsfeld, gonzales, and the smaller-than-life president for our heavy lifting. blago’s just another small-time pol with an ego bigger than his hair. dime a dozen.

  6. Dawgbowl says:

    and don’t forget skank paulson. the whole world’s watching THAT p.o.s.

  7. cara says:

    This is plain embarassing. It is Reid denying him entrance based on a signature when he meets all Constitutional requirements. Technically, Rod is f*ucking innocent until proven f*cking guilty and still is the f*cking Governor. Ok, maybe it’s a little funny too.

  8. NME says:

    Funny that the last time something like this happened, it was Adam Clayton Powell in the 60s, who by the strangest of coincidences was also Black. Or is that just “playing the race card,” too?

  9. "Esq" A Lawyer says:

    Burris was denied entry because he needed credentials signed by the Illinois Governor and Atty General. The AG refused to sign so the credentials were invalid (or incomplete). Nothing to do with Reid. Or, I suspect, race: the Democrats would no doubt welcome a non-white Senator. It’s just politics, and it’s about Blago

    Whether or not this will stand Judicial scrutiny is another story.

  10. cara says:

    Reid gave the order. He does not deny he did. The Constitution doesn’t call for a witness to any governor’s signature in order to be seated and there has been no ammendments to that effect either.
    It is about Blago though.

  11. Mister E says:

    Fact is, not one soul has voiced a single complaint about Burris. Nobody. Including Redi, who’s “just following orders,” playing the game. (No, cara, it’s not in the constitution, but that doesn’t mean it’s not in the law.)

    For sure it’s about Blago, but it’s also classic Democratic self-destruction, eating their young.

    *Urp*

  12. Beardsley says:

    “Roland Burro.” You’re too much.

  13. MadamI says:

    Isn’t that a burro on blago’s head?

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