Illinois Republicans (never known to say die on anything) are pushing for perjury charges against newly minted Senator Roland Burris.
Burris, a proud George Jeffersonian man, fillabustered his way into the junior senator seat after turning the embattled Governor “Hot” Rod Blagojevich’s looming impeachment into an opportunity to snag himself a piece of that pie.
And everything was working great … until …
Roland Burris has changed his story again about what happened before then-Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich appointed the Democrat to the U.S. Senate. State Republican leaders said Saturday that they wanted an investigation into whether Burris perjured himself.
After initially portraying himself as a surprise pick for the Senate seat vacated by President Obama, Burris gradually has acknowledged deeper contacts with allies of Blagojevich, a Democrat who was recently impeached and forced out of office.
Burris described the discussions with the governor’s brother, Robert, in an affidavit the senator quietly filed Feb. 5 with the head of the Illinois House impeachment committee — a couple of weeks after he was sworn in as senator. Burris said he filed it after reading the transcripts of his sworn testimony and realizing his answers were incomplete.
In the affidavit, Burris said Robert Blagojevich had called him three times to seek his help in fundraising for the then-governor. Burris also said he had spoken with three other close associates of the governor and a labor leader with ties to the Blagojevich administration about being appointed to the Senate. Burris previously acknowledged having spoken to one such friend.
U.S. Senate Democrats demanded that Burris testify fully and truthfully to the Illinois House impeachment committee before agreeing to seat him. Many said Burris was tainted because his appointment came after Blagojevich was arrested on allegations that he had abused his power by, among other things, trying to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat.
Burris’ attorney said that although Burris testified truthfully and to the best of his recollection, he was unable to respond fully because of the “the fluid nature of the questions and answers.”
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
Say it ain’t … what am I saying? Of course it’s so! This sucker has been a three-ring-circus since Hot Rod donned those tight ass black pants and went for a trot in the snow.
But, and I’m feeling one of my political predictions coming on … the Illinois Republicans will try to push for perjury but … nothing will happen and despite this shit being amazingly embarassing it will get swept under the rug and Burris will continue to pimp walk around Capitol Hill all day long.
Things will be all good until Burris has to run for re-election and then, anything goes! And I’m not talking about the Republicans. If Burris comes out of the DEMOCRATIC primary alive, I’ll put him in the running for individuals who I think are the true “political” version of The Highlander.
Currently, I stand by my belief that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia is the Highlander. That old Klansman is STILL kickin! Ted Kennedy has terminal cancer yet all Byrd caught was a case of the vapors on Inauguration day. You do the math.