Saturday, February 14, 2009

Burris bombshell: Blago bro solicited him for contribution before Senate appointment

Now he tells us...

Oh, this is the third version of Roland Burris explanation of how he ended up getting appointed to Barack Obama's old Senate seat.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post -- something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.

Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.

The affidavit is dated Feb. 5 -- three weeks after Burris was sworn in to replace President Obama in the Senate.

Burris -- who did not give money to the Blagojevich campaign fund in response to the previously undisclosed solicitation -- provided a copy of the sworn statement to the Chicago Sun-Times Friday in response to questions about his contacts with the Blagojevich camp about fund-raising.

Burris should think about renting a place to live in Washington, rather than buying a home there.

And I don't believe we are done with this story.

Burris? Stick a fork in him, he's done. He might be able to race-bait his way to a Democratic primary win next year, but he can't win the general election. Burris could have done what Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago) did. Say "No" to Blago's offer.

Next week Burris plans to return to Illinois for a "listening tour."


Related post:

Burris: Without me, there'd be no President Obama

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Levois said...

I wonder what he's going to be listening to. :P

Marathon Pundit said...

Tomatoes flying over his head from the less skilled hurlers...

From the more talented ones...

Unknown said...

Illinois - The Land of L..., no, the Land of Crooked Politicians.

Jim Roper said...

Ah, it speaks!

Mr. Right said...

From a commenter at Gateway Pundit:

“There is a system [of] checks and balances in my political machine. For instance, Roland Burris wrote a check to Blagojevich who added it to his bank balance.”


More popcorn anyone?

yo said...

Meh ... at least Obama had a locked vote for the stimulus package.

And, Obama knows the three RINOs he can count on.

Burris is now disposable.

Jim Roper said...

Yes Mouser it speaks, and smells
like Bulls**t!