President-elect Barack Obama has successfully pushed the Gov. Blagojevich scandal from the front pages by privately pressuring Senate Democrats to accept Roland Burris in the Senate. With Obama’s inauguration around the corner, and confirmation hearings for cabinet members starting this week, Obama has a strong desire to get the Blago scandal behind him.
So, Obama gets what he wants – a Black Senator completely indebted to him, and Blago gets what he wants, a Senator and a President who owe him. Make no mistake about it, Blago has sold the Senate seat, only the payment will now be a pardon at the end of Obama’s presidency. You heard it here first.