Blagojevich Turns Up The Heat

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, caught red-handed trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat (among other things), turned up the heat on Congress and Obama by appointing former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Obama’s old seat. From the AP story

Rep. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat who was invited to speak at Blagojevich’s news conference, urged Senate leaders not to block Burris. In fact, he almost dared them to try to stop Burris’ appointment.

“There is no rhyme or reason why he should not be seated in the U.S. Senate,” Rush said. “I don’t think any U.S. senator … wants to go on record to deny one African-American from being seated in the U.S. Senate.”

He told reporters that Senate Democrats should not “hang and lynch the appointee as you try to castigate the appointer.”

Honestly this thing just gets more and more fun to watch…

Apropos of nothing, the whole mess, as well as the Caroline Kennedy debacle and the Biden seat warmer makes me think there’s a new tagline we should be hanging on Democrats; “Culture of cronyism.” Goodness knows they (Democrats) had some success with “Culture of corruption.”

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