By Wyatt Earp | May 27, 2009
Well, isn’t that interesting? Marathon Pundit has the scoop HERE.
Two words for you, Senator Burris: Resign now.
Five words for you, Governor Patrick Quinn: We want a special election.
Well..well…well. It looks like there’s a smoking gun tape that probably has Sen. Roland Burris (D-Blagojevich) very nervous, as the Chicago Sun-Times exclusively reports this afternoon.
In a November conversation caught on an FBI wiretap, Roland Burris promised Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother that he’d write the governor a campaign check by mid-December, Burris’ lawyer said today.
Okay, why is the FBI not breaking down Burris’ door and dragging him out of his Senate office?
But lawyer Timothy Wright told the Chicago Sun-Times today that his client never sent the check because he believed it wasn’t a good idea given Burris’ interest in the U.S. Senate seat appointment. Wright said Burris’ decision not to send the check had nothing to do with Blagojevich’s Dec. 9 arrest.
I don’t want to call Wright or Burris a liar . . . but I don’t know how to finish this sentence. Oh, and if you’re not outraged enough, check out this little info nugget:
Burris did not mention a promise of a check in a Feb. 4 sworn affidavit that Burris submitted to an Illinois House panel investigating Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment. That affidavit sought to supplement Burris’ testimony before a House panel, where Burris only mentioned having contact with Lon Monk with regard to the appointment.
I hate to say that Harry Reid was right, but it seems that not seating Burris would have been the better move. It’s a shame that Reid has no spine, and caved in to the pressure of the race-baiters.
So, the question remains: When will we see prominent Democrats calling for Burris’ resignation? Or is a filibuster-proof Senate more important than doing the right thing?
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