Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Blago Will Fill Senate Seat And They Can’t Stop Him!
Springfield, IL—I was wondering just when this would happen. Rod Blagojevich is still the governor and his power has not been interrupted so he will do exactly what the law allows.
The surprise is he is appointing a somewhat Conservative, old guard Chicago Democrat to the seat. The lucky winner is former state Comptroller and Attorney General, Roland Burris.
My own experience with Burris is that he has class and comes from the George W. Dunne, Richard J. Daley side of the party instead of the ultra Left Wing. Burris is however a reliable team player who has avoided scandal. For a Democrat he’s not a bad choice.
Blagojevich is having too much fun thumbing his nose at Barack Obama’s people and the US Attorney. I’m convinced this appointment is unstoppable. The downside for Burris is he may suffer the Blagojevich taint in the long run.
Currently Burris is on the roster of the Chicago law firm, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP.
Of course if Illinois held an Election right now a Republican would win that seat.