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I think Burris has the law on his side and will eventually become Senator, after all Blago is innocent until proven guilty and he still holds legal office, and the Illinois Supreme Court, which had the power to remove him from office, choose not to. The Republicans trying to portray it as some sort of racial issue are just being their usual sick, twisted selves showing why they can't get elected to Building Inspector in this country. If the Dems had seated him, the RWNJ's would have portrayed it as Democrats cozzying up to the corrupt Blago. The political calculation the Senate Dem leadership made is that being called racists was preferable, since the RWNJ's would look like idiot morons lobbing that charge at them, like bottomline does on this thread.
In the end, they are just going to let it all cool off for a month or so, and Burris will eventually be seated, there is, after all, nothing that I can see that is illegal in his appointment. But Burris will never win an actual election, since any person can see the right thing to do was to refuse an appointment from a corrupt governor, and Burris was more interested in his personal aggrandizement than his ethics, this guy will never get anything else out of the deal now, and he could be in for a short time in office if the voters go for a recall petition on him.
The person I am most disappointed in at this point is Fitzgerald - he is now asking for an extension on the time limit for getting an indictment. If he created this mess with a weak case to begin with, he's a fucking incompetant asshole, which I suspect anyway given his inability to nail the Plame outers into a jail cell where they belonged. His arrest of Blago seems to be based on Blago shooting his mouth off, which is deplorable but not illegal, and there seems to be nothing where an actual act by Blago is shown. Blago, while he will probably be impeached, is going to beat the rap if you ask me.
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