Incredibly, Burris defends Blago

Rick Moran
Does Roland Burris have the brains to be a United States senator?

One might ask that question after he made this statement on the CBS show Face the Nation :

While distancing himself from Blagojevich's troubles stemming from his arrest on Federal corruption charges last month ("I have nothing to do with all of his problems. Those are his problems."), Burris also defended the man who appointed him to fill Obama's seat.

"Remember this: a person who does bad can also do good," Burris said. "What Governor Blagojevich did was good for the U.S. and the people of Illinois ... Appointing me to that vacancy was certainly good."

If anyone needed any more evidence that this guy is a empty suit of a politician whose gigantic ego was the primary reason that led him to accept an appointment to the senate from a disgraced, crooked, immoral philistine like Blagojevich who has already been impeached and whose senate trial will almost certainly result in his forced removal from office, they need look no further than that incredibly self-serving statement.

A curse on the week-kneed and cowardly Democratic senators who are thinking more of their political hides than the people of Illinois by accepting the appointment of this mediocre man to the senate. And a double curse on Obama who could have put his foot down and stood for principle rather than political expediency by making it known that he didn't think the senate should accept this appointment. Instead, like Pontious Pilate, he washed his hands of the entire affair, calling it a matter for the senate to decide.

If this is the kind of leadership we can expect in this crisis, then God help us all.


Does Roland Burris have the brains to be a United States senator?

One might ask that question after he made this statement on the CBS show Face the Nation :

While distancing himself from Blagojevich's troubles stemming from his arrest on Federal corruption charges last month ("I have nothing to do with all of his problems. Those are his problems."), Burris also defended the man who appointed him to fill Obama's seat.

"Remember this: a person who does bad can also do good," Burris said. "What Governor Blagojevich did was good for the U.S. and the people of Illinois ... Appointing me to that vacancy was certainly good."

If anyone needed any more evidence that this guy is a empty suit of a politician whose gigantic ego was the primary reason that led him to accept an appointment to the senate from a disgraced, crooked, immoral philistine like Blagojevich who has already been impeached and whose senate trial will almost certainly result in his forced removal from office, they need look no further than that incredibly self-serving statement.

A curse on the week-kneed and cowardly Democratic senators who are thinking more of their political hides than the people of Illinois by accepting the appointment of this mediocre man to the senate. And a double curse on Obama who could have put his foot down and stood for principle rather than political expediency by making it known that he didn't think the senate should accept this appointment. Instead, like Pontious Pilate, he washed his hands of the entire affair, calling it a matter for the senate to decide.

If this is the kind of leadership we can expect in this crisis, then God help us all.