Blagojevich, Shlabojevich. Senate Needs to Seat Burris Right Away and Get to Work.

The media, Fitzgerald, and the Illinois leg. can do with Blagojevich whatever they want.  Harry Reid and our friends in the Senate have to get ahold of their damn selves, though, and seat this new guy, Roland Burris.

First, he has been legally appointed by the sitting Governor of Illinois, per the laws of that fine state.  There is a lot of bluster about that Governor right now, but he remains unconvicted and unimpeached.  Further, unless everyone involved is even stupider than we think, the selection decision seems to have been made cleanly, regardless of how messy the early part of the process was.  All in all, this is a legal pick, Illinois’ problems are Illinois’ problems, and we need to uphold the rule of law.

Second, from a pragmatic standpoint, Roland Burris seems to walk on water from our vantage point on the liberal left.  He’s a godsend!!  He is unapologetically in favor of abortion rights, he is proudly in favor of expanding the rights of gay men and women, and he started his career, you won’t believe this, as a bank examiner!  I can’t think of a skill set we need more in the Senate right now than bank examining and bean counting!  Further, according to political voices in Chicago, he is squeaky clean and there has “never been a breath of scandal about him”.

Thirdly, since the pick seems to be clean and reasonable despite the shenanigans, the Senate has to get to business right away.  The global economy is in free fall, our domestic economy has been devastated, our government has been filled with corrupt, incompetent, and cynical bureaucrats that have caused untold billions in damage, we have one war that needs to be ended, another war that needs to be won, the Middle East is aflame again, we have trade pacts to renegotiate, a health care system to overhaul, and India and Pakistan are pointing nuclear tipped missiles at each other.

Fourth, look, if Harry “Spineless” Reid can agree to let Joe Lieberman keep his chairmanships because we’re that desperate for his unprincipled vote… then surely to God we are desperate enough to want Burris’ vote too.  He is actually a real-life, true, unashamed, unabashed, liberal Democrat!  We need him in Washington yesterday!

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One response to “Blagojevich, Shlabojevich. Senate Needs to Seat Burris Right Away and Get to Work.

  1. Is the journalist of this article a newly converted evangelical baptist? I noticed several references to believing in a higher more intelligent being. If you are not, have you sought to incite the religious right by being irreverently referring to the almighty? Are you mocking all the people who believe in the One you made reference to?

    If you sir, are not a believer, you may not know it but the all knowing intelligent being is aware of you and the fact you made reference to Him several times in your article. I pray, for the editor’s sake. The editor decided to publish this article. I pray the One who knows all and sees all will have mercy and not Himself be incited to anger.

    I sir, am a believer in the all knowing, awesome, intelligent being. I commune with and speak to Him daily. It is normal as breathing for me to make reference throughout my day to Him. Whenever someone sneezes, as I’m working, when I’m shopping, and wherever I may be, I make references to Him.

    I am aware that others are not believers in the One. They believe that we created ourselves out of nothing. How preposterous of an idea is that? I believe in the intelligent creator. As for evolution, we are all evolving. No matter how much science and technology advances, humankind will still be primative compared to the all knowing intelligent creator.

    I agree with the journalist on the fact that Mr. Slimovich IS the sitting governor and does have the legal power and authority to appoint Mr. Burris.

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