Dems Hanging Selves as Senate Prepares to Open
Update–11:00 am CST
Roland Burris, appointed to serve out President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s term in the US Senate by Democratic Governor Rod “The Senate Seat Salesman” Blagojevich, just won’t go away. Much to the chagrin of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the President-elect, and other leaders of their party.
After clear signals from party leaders that no appointment from the governor who was caught on tape peddling his political influence would be seated, and in spite of the fact that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (also a Democrat) refuses to certify the appointment, Burris stationed himself at the Capitol and proclaimed himself the junior Senator from Illinois.
Today, he plans to seat himself. Yesterday, the Secretary of the Senate refused to acknowledge Burris as the Illinois Senator and, as of now, Democratic leaders still say he won’t be allowed in. This should be interesting.
That won’t be the only challenge facing the Democratic majority in the Senate as Al “Count ’til you win, then stop counting” Franken plans to take the seat after the MN State Canvassing Board certified the highly dubious recount that effectively stole the election in that state. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has promised to filibuster the seating of the comedian-turned-politician in light of Senator Norm Coleman’s decision to challenge the results of the election in the Minnesota courts, a move encouraged by the MN Supreme Court in its most recent ruling on the recount.
It appears the opening of the 111th Congress is off to a rocky start for the Democrats who were sitting atop the world only 2 short months ago, basking in the glow of their election victories. Now, the chickens are coming home to roost as each new scandal comes to light.
Mr. Burris marches on Washington–Michelle Malkin
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