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Jesse White, Fall Guy

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 7, 2009 5:50PM

2009_01_07_white.jpg Poor Jesse White. No matter what he does, Roland Burris is going to be seated as Illinois' junior senator. White himself admitted that his signature - or lack thereof - is more ceremonial than anything. Speaking to WGN Radio's John Williams, White said today, "They could have seated him without my signature; my signature is not required...My signature is mostly ceremonial, rather than a point of law." For the record, White said he no personal issue with Burris but that his gesture was one of protest against Blagojevich, fulfilling his promise to reject any appointment made by the embattled governor. Click here for the entire interview [mp3].