Saturday, February 14, 2009

Burris: I Didn’t Buy My Seat – REALLY!

Big surprise here, it turns out we may have yet another corrupt politician from the State of Illinois and that Blagojevich’s choice for senate may not have such clean hands after all! The media outlets are abuzz with recent revelations from now Senator Burris. It turns out, contrary to testimony given before Blagojevich’s impeachment committee, Burris was indeed asked for a “campaign contribution” before he was appointed to the Senate. When the impeachment committee asked if he was contacted by the former governor, Burris indicated that he hadn’t, but now it turns out he was actually contacted on three separate occasions in October and November of last year.

Burris indicates that he’s coming clean now because "there were several facts that I was not given the opportunity to make during my testimony to the impeachment committee."

Rep. Jim Durkin however asked him specifically about contact from Blagojevich and his aides during the impeachment proceedings. His take is "To say that he wasn't given the opportunity to explain himself is a load of B.S."

I’d tend to agree. We have a corrupt politician who has now been removed from office appointing an individual who now releases affidavits stating that he perjured himself in front of the impeachment committee. Sounds like it’s time for Burris to face some of the same music, then maybe Illinois can get some representation that isn’t blatantly corrupt.

Until next time!!!

2 comments:

Troy said...

I'd call it a "comedy of errors" if it wasn't such a serious matter that it's not funny at all...

Fingolfen said...

One of these years the people of Illinois are going to wake up and elect someone other than a Chicago machine politician...

...

... yeah - I know it'll never happen...