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  •  I vote Reid and Jesse White. (2+ / 0-)
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    beltane, Lava20

    Reid, for implying that he will fight a fight he can't win, in order to keep a perfectly fine person from becoming senator.

    White, for violating the duties of his office in order to keep a perfectly fine person from becoming senator.

    Excuse me, your child is kicking my seat.

    by Inland on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:39:09 PM PST

    •  Reid CAN win this fight actually. (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      "Because we won...we have to win." Obama - 6/6/08. WELL WE DID IT!!! 11/4/08

      by Drdemocrat on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 12:49:40 PM PST

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      •  You believe that? (0+ / 0-)
        The senate makes an SOS cert a legal requirement, and the SOS refuses, even as we all know that the appointment took place....Does that seem like something thatwould prevail?

        I sure hope not.  

        Excuse me, your child is kicking my seat.

        by Inland on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:48:09 PM PST

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    •  I respectfully disagree (0+ / 0-)

      I repsectfully disagree with your assessment. No one disputes that Roland Burris is qualified to serve as a United States senator. It's the fact that he accepted an appointment from Blagojevich that is intolerable.

      As far as I'm concerned, if Blagojevich raised FDR or Paul Wellsotne from the dead and appointed them, they still would not be considered legitimate in the eyes of the people of Illinois or the U.S. Senate. If Burris pervails in a legal fight to be seated, he has a bleak future. It seems unlikely that the Democratic caucus will give him a committee assignment and he has zero chance of winning renomination in 2010.

      Just my $.02.

    •  If he were "perfectly" fine, (1+ / 0-)
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      pelagicray

      he wouldn't have accepted such a tainted appointment. He's a joke, and if his accepting anything from Blagovich isn't enough for you, and playing the race card isn't enough for your, the monument should be. Joke, joke, joke.

      •  Bootstrapping. (0+ / 0-)
        It always comes back to Blago's corruption, not any look at Burris.  A person who accepts an appointment is corrupt, so Burris is unaaceptable for not knowing that.

        It's easy if all you know is that one fact and have two seators.

        Excuse me, your child is kicking my seat.

        by Inland on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:56:57 PM PST

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