Gov. Blagojevich continues to create major problems for Democrats – and in particular a President-elect Democrat. He brazenly announced the appointment of former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. This after Senate Democrats said they wouldn’t seat anyone appointed by Blago.
However, in a brilliant stroke of defiance, Blago, by appointing Burris, essentially dares the U.S. Senate to deny replacing the Senate’s only Black Senator (Obama) with another Black Senator.
To add even more drama and intrigue, Black Congressman Bobby Rush attended the press conference and said this: “I would ask you to not hang or lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer.”
To which Blago responded: “That was excellent Bobby. Thank you. Feel free to castigate the appointer but don’t lynch the appointer. I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing!”
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder.