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Blagojevich Gives Us The Finger, Names New Senator Anyway

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 30, 2008 5:37PM


Governor Rod Blagojevich doesn't give a damn about your impeachment hearing, and just to prove it, he's going to go ahead and name a Senator to replace President-Elect Barack Obama. And that replacement appears to be former Illinois state Comptroller and Attorney General Roland Burris. Burris, 71, expressed interest in the seat but was never considered a contender. A news conference has been scheduled for 2 p.m. today. Now, we can play the "Will They or Won't They" game with the U.S. Senate - To Seat or not To Seat. That is the question. We also wonder what the hell Burris is smoking to allow himself to be connected to Blago like this. He won't be making many new friends.

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