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  •  He's qualified in his own right (0+ / 0-)

    race is an issue, especially in the Senate.  Rush is dead on.

    Blago's a joke, we all know that.  Burris is qualified, Constitutionally and otherwise.  Which is why it was brilliant on Blago's part.

    Until Blago's convicted or impeached the appointment needs to stand.

    "It stinks." - Jay Sherman

    by angry liberaltarian on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 01:33:01 PM PST

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    •  I was reminded on Huff Post that Burris continued (2+ / 0-)
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      to seek the death penalty for Rolando Cruz who was accused in the tragic case of Jeanine Nicarico, a case that spanned years-----while he was atty gen. even after another man had confessed to the crime.  His own prosecutor resigned in protest rather than continue this action which she saw as unjust.  The lead detective resigned in protest.  Cruz was eventually found innocent and released after spending 11 years on death row.
       Burris was accused at the time of refusing to back down on this case as he was planning to seek the governor's office and didn't want to appear soft on crime.  There were questions about his moral and legal judgment.
       

      •  The DuPage county prosecutor (0+ / 0-)

        wouldn't back down. Don't know about Burris. It's the DuPage Co. prosecutor who would be pushing the death penalty as far as I know...

        Rub raw the sores of discontent - Saul Alinsky

        by JayGR on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 03:48:34 PM PST

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    •  Burris is an affable... (0+ / 0-)

      He's a nice guy, but this is where ego and ambition blind him.  Danny Davis (my seat-warmer pick) did the sensible thing.  Burris is too in love with himself to do the people of Illinois any good.  Does he think a US Senator acts alone?  If he cares about Illinoisans, he'll reject the appointment and wait for a legit appointment from the next acting Gov.  Perhaps he can pull off a two-fer and pick that one up too.

      And Bobby?  What the heck happened to Bobby?  He's gone off the edge.  I used to love that guy back in the 1980s.  He was a stand up guy.  What does he owe Roland?  Who told him it was Roland or some white guy?  And why did he believe it? Why is he allowing himself to be used by a corrupt white guy to play the race card?

      Blago is evil.  He really wanted simply to F* with Obama and all his "enemies" and he doesn't care what he does to achieve his personal aim.  

      "Out of Many, One." This is the great promise of our nation.

      by Uncle Moji on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 04:04:39 PM PST

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