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Burris Did More for Blagojevich Than He Let On

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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Roland Burris

Surprise! Roland Burris has no credibility. The man who condemned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat—until he was appointed to it—has revealed that, contrary to what he told the United States Congress in sworn testimony, he tried to raise money, as requested, for the governor-turned-auctioneer.

In Burris’ defense, he wasn’t any good at it. At least according to Burris, who, as previously noted, has no credibility.

AP via Google:

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.

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By robert puglia, February 18, 2009 at 9:17 am Link to this comment
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most people, given the same conditions, are as worthy and/or as venal as any other. in the case of the american people, their rise to wealth and influence has been so great and so precipitous (if situational) that they have gone and are going the way of all societies at that same reckless pace. witness walmart. another huge fortune amassed by a dime store chain but the ultimate fortune by the worst dime store chain as america is perhaps the ultimate worst society extant. walmart is america and conversely even though we have from time to time known better.
a politician appoints a politician and they are all redundantly corrupt. wow. upon only such dupes as walmart’s america could so specious and manifestly rotten a construct as america’s values be foisted. from the people who not only gave you george bush but forced him down our gaping craw and, appropriately, sold out to do it.
hurry sundown.

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By hippy pam, February 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

To all who Believed BURRIS…...I have a nice plot of land in looseeana I’ll sell ya,,,,Cheep….

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By tropicgirl, February 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm Link to this comment

Come on you idiots, its the GOP thats keeping this thing going. DUH. Where’s your brain?

The house and senate (your pals) are guilty of being complicit in TORTURE. Get a grip on reality. No one can beat that.  Burris is an angel compared to them. Get over it.

I don’t know what kind of so-called progressive would even bring this up again.

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By artie, February 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm Link to this comment
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Burris is a shyster- he is at home among all his fellow shysters in Congress. Immorality characterizes Washington and Wall Street, and maybe most Americans.

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By skulz fontaine, February 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment

Burris lied? Well, there you go.

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