Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Why Burris should not be seated

Burris showed up in D.C. yesterday, hoping (against hope, I assume) to be seated. He was refused a seat, based on his paperwork not being correctly signed by the Secretary of State's office.

Mr. Burris is poisoned fruit - borne of a tainted scandal in which Governor Blagojevich of Illinois chose him to succeed the popular Barack Obama.

While Mr. Burris comes with great credentials and is probably quite capable of doing the job, my concern is based upon his lack of being a viable candidate for public office, yet he still thinks that he should get that seat.

According to my research, "Burris, 71, hasn't won an election since 1990, despite three tries for the Democratic nomination for governor and one run for mayor of Chicago. He was the first black man to win a major statewide office."

We are in for a bumpy ride.

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