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  •  Seat him, what else? (2+ / 0-)
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    lysias, milkbone

    The statements coming from democrats have pretty much gone the way I said they would: once they get past the "blago shouldn't have appointed anybody" and accept that he DID appoint somebody, they go to "well, nothing really wrong with Burris".

    Like any exclusive club, the Senate SHOULD be able to choose its own membership. Burris? Not our kind, dear.

    by Inland on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 02:16:14 PM PST

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    •  Well, except the ego thing... (1+ / 0-)
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      nasarius

      To say that there's nothing wrong with Burris ignores everything that's happened to lead up to his appointment, most recently including the statement quoted above.

      Completely separate issue from his appointment being legitimate.

      Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

      by Phoenix Rising on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 02:36:13 PM PST

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      •  That's an argument to not have any senator (0+ / 0-)

        and, not surprisingly, the way that non-Illioisans are relatively happy to have it work out.

        Like any exclusive club, the Senate SHOULD be able to choose its own membership. Burris? Not our kind, dear.

        by Inland on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 02:39:05 PM PST

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        •  Reading comprehension FAIL (1+ / 0-)
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          Inland

          Please read the last sentence of my previous reply...

          I agree Burris's claim to the seat is legitimate, and he should be seated under the laws of the land and the rules of the Senate.

          But that doesn't mean I let my brain go to mush and say that Burris is a great choice or that said choice is untainted by scandal.  Burris's change of heart over Blago after the appointment is on its own enough to call the whole thing into question.

          Seat him, and if the USA's office can connect him to the scandal, remove him promptly during the regular Senate session.

          Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

          by Phoenix Rising on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 02:47:16 PM PST

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