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  •  Tom Delay was corrupt (0+ / 0-)

    And he will be impeached.

    The Democrats will find a way:

       Senate officials tell Politico that if presented with the appointment, they are likely to give the Rules Committee 90 days to determine the propriety of the appointment by looking into such issues as whether Blagojevich received anything in return for it.

       "A motion to refer credentials to the committee has the effect of delaying seating," a Senate Democratic aide said. "The motion is debatable and amendable."

       Another official explained: "That buys us 90 days."

       That should be enough so the senators won’t have to act to prevent Burris from joining the chamber. Blagojevich’s defiance inflamed Illinois legislators, speeding up the impeachment process.

       "He will not be governor by Valentine’s Day," the official said.

       President-elect Obama plans to say as little about the matter as possible. But an official said he will declare when pressed that the Senate is well within its bounds not to seat Burris, and that it would be difficult for anyone to work effectively with this kind of cloud over them.

    "Liberals are never so happy as when they are unhappy."--LBJ

    by Micheline on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:24:00 PM PST

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    •  Tom Delay was corrupt (1+ / 0-)
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      Lestatdelc

      My.Point.Exactly.

      Is that what we should be aspiring to?

      And Dems will find a way...and they will be saying "who could have imagined" when Republican try to widen the investigation, when the media circus focuses exclusively on this nonsense instead of the stimulus package, when Obama is dragged back into it, and when Blagojevich gets off because they "taint" Fitzgerald's investigation through their foolish efforts.

      Par for the course for Democrats.   Stir something up that will only hurt you...unreal...

      Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

      by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:28:12 PM PST

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      •  If this involed the Republicans they would (0+ / 0-)

        have looked sideways and not done anything. Reid et al are not corrupt.

        "Liberals are never so happy as when they are unhappy."--LBJ

        by Micheline on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:32:31 PM PST

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        •  You are making my point... (2+ / 0-)
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          I can't agree more.  The Senate is putting on a show to prove a false point.  And we all know it.  It is not based on any legal theory, it is based on proving they are tough.  

          Great time to start that.  When you have to make convoluted legal arguments to get your expected results.

          That sounds like John Yoo to me.

          Need Support Barack? Give Joe Lieberman and Rick Warren a call. Maybe they can help you.

          by justmy2 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 07:39:37 PM PST

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