What the Hell is Burris Thinking?

Nobody wants Blagojevich’s last act before getting sent to the stocks to be picking a US Senator. Illinois voters want a special election. Harry Reid says he won’t seat a tainted appointee. And the guy who used to hold that seat, who in three weeks will be President of the United States, agrees with him.

So why is Burris, who by all accounts is relatively untainted and well-liked, demanding that his appointment go through? Dude, just say you want to go through with the damn election. I’d be surprised if you didn’t win anyway, and even if you didn’t, do you really want to be Senator for two years when your president, your caucus and your electorate all wish you would go away? If you want it that bad, I wouldn’t plan on sticking around past 2010.

3 Responses

  1. Actually given Burris’s track record (lost races for the governor, senate, and mayor), I’m not surprised he doesn’t think he has a chance in any election…ever.

  2. [...] 31, 2008 by Ned Resnikoff In response to my last post, in which I speculated that Burris would probably win a special election, Daniel comments: Actually [...]

  3. If, in fact, Burris wants “to be senator for two years when your president, your caucus and your electorate all wish you would go away?” I suggest he switch out of the Democratic Party and into the — wait for it — Connecticut for Lieberman Party!!

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