Based on the fact that his paperwork was not in order it is correct that he was not seated but if its based on the fact that his paperwork was not signed because of the fact he was appointed by Blago, there are some issues arising.
I'm going to give different articles that i have read on the net, as well as my thoughts and opinions, and would like your thoughts.
>Democrats and Obama have said that the corruption charges against Blagojevich would strip credibility from anyone he appoints to the seat. Burris and many of his supporters have suggested that the real reason for the rejection involved race.<
Here we go with the race card again, he was quoted as saying
>My credentials were not in order, I will not be accepted, I will not be seated,<
How in sam tarnation can not having the credentials in order be construed as race?Â Give me a break, this is coming from a party that has embraced the first black president?Â I don't think its race
If its because he was appointed by Blago?Â Well then its principal, and there could be some sticky issues here.Â First and foremost they should investigate him and determine if he had anything to do withÂ theÂ scandal Blago is involved in, selling of Obama's seat, and if not there should be consideration to seat him.
Which brings me to article 2
In which Ed Rollins who served as political director for President Ronald Reagan, is a Republican strategist who was national chairman of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign.
Ok, this guy basically says if this is a fight on principle then it might be a fight or battle the Democrats don't want or need, that hes a solid person that the democrats 'SHOULD' want on their side.
this is Rollin's Unsolicited Advice to Congress:
Seat Roland Burris! This is one battle you don't need. The last thing you and your caucus wants now -- or the new president needs -- is a battle over seating his replacement for the last two years of his term.
Roland Burris is a distinguished trailblazer who has been elected statewide four times. He will also be one of your safest votes. None of us like what Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has allegedly done, but don't make this the fight on principle to prove your point.
He is still the governor, he still has the appointment power and if the criminal justice system finds him guilty, he will be sitting in jail long after you and Sen. Burris are retired.<
Ok here is my question, this is a man who is a Republican, is his advice of saying seat Burris, advice that could benefit the Republicans in the long run?Â Will seating Burris tarnish the seat to the point that it will be lost next election to a republican, do you think there are motives here, or is this advice something he would tell the Republican party if the shoe were on the other foot?
Just throwing out thoughts and ideas and wondering what you think.