Well, the Roland Burris saga continues. The ever-changing stories Senator Burris spins out daily are reading more than a bit like a soap opera plot. Or a crime novel. Take your pick. It seems the junior Senator from Illinois DID try to raise money for Rod “Highest Bidder” Blagojevich.
U.S. Sen. Roland Burris now acknowledges attempting to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich — an explosive twist in his ever-changing story on how he landed a coveted Senate appointment from the man accused of trying to sell the seat.
Burris made the admission to reporters on Monday, after releasing an affidavit over the weekend saying he had more contact with Blagojevich aides about the Senate seat than he had described under oath to the state House panel that recommended Blagojevich’s impeachment. The Democrat also said in the affidavit, but not before the panel, that the governor’s brother asked him for fundraising help.
There is more than a bit of the appearance of impropriety here. Burris denied many things and has now admitted doing many of the things he denied. While Roddy the salesman might be gone from office, his aroma lingers.
Seriously, Burris cannot possibly be an effective Senator. The unseemly way he got the appointment and what is increasingly looking like potential perjury make him friendless in the Senate. He simply won’t accomplish anything even if he retains his seat.
Burris is supposedly preparing a “concise document” explaining all this. As a former resident of Illinois, I can attest to the fact that many people there would like to see a very, very concise document from him.
Reading “I resign”.