ALERT: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) calls for Burris to be seated…and she is Chair of ROOLZ CMTE!

AWESOME. Apparently, other folks do see the legal reasoning we at MiM followed in our opinion that Burris is a valid appointee.


Sen. Feinstein states that she finds his appointment valid and is concerned about the precedent that would be set by refusing to seat him.

And guess what? Sen. Feinstein is the incoming Chair of the all powerful all knowing OZ, oops ROOLZ Committee that Reid keeps threatening to send Burris’ appointment matter to for delay…

From AP:

The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee has parted with many of her Democratic colleagues and says that the Senate should seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, however tainted by corruption charges, has the right to appoint someone to President-elect Barack Obama‘s former seat. The Rules Committee decides whether Burris is qualified to serve.

Feinstein said that blocking Burris would have ramifications for other governors’ appointments.


SWISH goes the net…

Yep yep yep. Welcome Senator Burris.

see our other posts on the Burris seating fiasco and our prediction Reid would lose, again here and here and here..

did we mention that today Reid proclaimed, “Coleman will NEVER be seated!!” We at MiM have a cool $50 that says Coleman will be seated…Reid is as good a contraindicator as any we’ve ever seen….

Update: here is Reid’s exact, assinine, quote from Politico:

“Norm Coleman will never ever serve [again] in the Senate,” Reid told Politico’s Manu Raju. “He lost the election. He can stall things, but he’ll never serve in the Senate.”


January 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics.


  1. BREAKING: IL SC Rules on Burris Petition…NO SoS Signature Required! heh… « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    […] our previous posts here and here and here and here and […]


  2. coffee fiend replied:

    it’s crazy what Blagojevich has gotten away with already… he’s an international embarrassment


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