Are We Happy Yet? It appears that Governor Blagojevich's supporters are all smiles at the appointment of Roland Burris, former AG, to Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. That's Burris in the picture, too.
Slick, slick move by Blago, you have to admit. The raising of a straw man to a seat that was for sale. You can bet that Burris made no move to buy the seat and can't be implicated in the Blagojevich criminal complaint. So that gives everyone a target designed to get the opposition to use up all its ammunition in opposing the Burris appointment. Complicating matters is that Burris is an African American, and in the mind of a Byzantine like Blago, that is designed to puzzle and stall the opposition. That's one presser you won't want to miss but you can be sure Blago won't be taking questions after today's announcment. Is there anyone in politics today who is taking questions? Barack? Are you there?