First of all, I want to bravo for the system finally working on behalf of the people. Governor Rod Blagojevitch had no business appointing anyone to Obama’s seat when he is in the process of being impeached for selling that seat to begin with. Would you let a doctor continue to practice medicine while he is on trial for malpractice? Of course not! So why should Gov. Blagojevitch have the authority to do any legitimate state business when he is being prosecuted?
Roland Burris should’ve been smart enough not to even accept the position to begin with because of the controversy behind it. If he had been sworn in to that seat, people would’ve thought he was just the highest bidder rather that was the case or not. He would’ve been looked upon as a crook. He shouldn’t be disappointed, he should be relieved. Whoever fills that seat is going to have an uphill battle.
Roland Burris was denied the seat because he didn’t have proper credentials. Apparently Nancy Erickson, Secretary of the Senate, rejected them because he did not have the required signature and seal. Of course, Mr. Burris is so brain dead that he is going to push this. Dianne Feinstein, in the tradition of Democrats, has already flip flopped on the issue saying Gov. Blagojevitch criminal charges won’t taint his appointment even though she had said it would earlier.
Of course it will! The whole thing is utterly ridiculous and instead of appointing anyone to the seat, a special election should be held and the voters should decide. Not only that it should be the law, if you are going to run for President-regardless of whether you win or lose-you resign as Senator, Congressman, whatever and give people a chance to elect a new official. There should’ve been a new Senator two years ago when Obama announced he was running for President.
In the meantime, I applaud Nancy Erickson for not allowing Gov. Blagojevitch to appoint anyone to this important position, since he has already demonstrated his ability to play fast and loose with the law. God bless Nancy for still respecting it.