Friday, February 20, 2009


Often, I wonder how far people can go to prove their utter ignorance. Over the past few months, many people have proved this in their support of Sen. Roland Burris (D-Il.) after his appointment to the Senate by former (and impeached) Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. If it wasn't ridiculous enough for the US Senate to accept an appointment by Blago after he had tried to sell that same Senate seat, the rationale that Burris tried to use to say why he was not tarnished by Blago was ridiculous enough. 

Burris the man, even before his Senate appointment was final, was one giant bowl of crazy. Now, to give the man his credit, he was the first African-American Illinois Attorney General. That in its own right is an outstanding accomplishment. But Burris didn't feel the need to stop defining his "trailblazing" with just that office. Not convinced? Take a look at the list of accomplishments he has already engraved on his masuoleum.

But thats nothing compared to how he uses the notion of "divine right" to justify his appointment to the Senate by then governor Blagojevich:

After only 2 months in office, it is now revealed that Burris attempted to raise funds for the governor while his name was under consideration for the appointment. Rarely can one man find a way to be so in love with himself that he fails to see the reality of the situation and actually quit his job.

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