Burris forgot to mention solicitation by Blago's brother for campaign funds

Rick Moran
I'm sure it's an honest mistake. Given what we know of Illinois politics, I can't imagine Senator Roland Burris deliberately withholding the information that he just happened to get hit up by the governor's brother to contribute $10,000 to Governor Blagojevich's campaign.

Must've slipped his mind:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post -- something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.

Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.

The affidavit is dated Feb. 5 -- three weeks after Burris was sworn in to replace President Obama in the Senate.

Burris -- who did not give money to the Blagojevich campaign fund in response to the previously undisclosed solicitation -- provided a copy of the sworn statement to the Chicago Sun-Times Friday in response to questions about his contacts with the Blagojevich camp about fund-raising.

Burris acknowledged having three conversations with Robert Blagojevich, who headed the Friends of Blagojevich campaign fund -- and one of those was likely recorded by the FBI.

Burris' statement offers the third version of events he has given about his discussions concerning the Senate seat, to which Blagojevich appointed him in late December, after Blagojevich was hit with federal corruption charges that included an allegation he tried to sell the Senate appointment.

Well, Roland, the third time is always the charm in Illinois politics.. If the first two lies fail to fly, you are allowed a third lie to try and get the story so totally confused no one knows what happened.

What a surprise. Makes Harry Reid look like a damn genius, no?

Truly, remarkably, bizarre.

I'm sure it's an honest mistake. Given what we know of Illinois politics, I can't imagine Senator Roland Burris deliberately withholding the information that he just happened to get hit up by the governor's brother to contribute $10,000 to Governor Blagojevich's campaign.

Must've slipped his mind:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post -- something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.

Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.

The affidavit is dated Feb. 5 -- three weeks after Burris was sworn in to replace President Obama in the Senate.

Burris -- who did not give money to the Blagojevich campaign fund in response to the previously undisclosed solicitation -- provided a copy of the sworn statement to the Chicago Sun-Times Friday in response to questions about his contacts with the Blagojevich camp about fund-raising.

Burris acknowledged having three conversations with Robert Blagojevich, who headed the Friends of Blagojevich campaign fund -- and one of those was likely recorded by the FBI.

Burris' statement offers the third version of events he has given about his discussions concerning the Senate seat, to which Blagojevich appointed him in late December, after Blagojevich was hit with federal corruption charges that included an allegation he tried to sell the Senate appointment.

Well, Roland, the third time is always the charm in Illinois politics.. If the first two lies fail to fly, you are allowed a third lie to try and get the story so totally confused no one knows what happened.

What a surprise. Makes Harry Reid look like a damn genius, no?

Truly, remarkably, bizarre.