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One For The Road: Happy Birthday, Roland Burris

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 3, 2012 10:00PM

We haven't heard from Roland Burris in a while. Since today is his 74th birthday, let's look at some of The Lord's Senator's finest moments in recent political history. Yes, Burris is the man who accepted Barack Obama's "fucking golden" Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was already in legal trouble over the seat when he offered it. Let's look at the timeline because Burris' role in the Blagojevich scandal makes it even more ridiculous. Seriously, this all really happened. It just sounds like a hilarious fictional Aaron Sorkin script now.