Breaking:Burris certified by Senate…will be seated…Lonesome Loser Reid strikes out again….

Yes, Harry Reid has once again, folded like a cheap suit.

Lonesome Loser LRB courtesy of  kirknjoni

Update: Official walkback statement now out via ACE HQ and ChicagoTribune/WGN:

“Barring objections from Senate Republicans, we expect Senator-designee Burris to be sworn in and formally seated later this week,” said a joint statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin.

The Senate Democratic Leaders had told Burris last week that he needed to testify before the Illinois House impeachment committee about his relationship with Gov. Rod Blagojevich and submit a signature from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White certifying his appointment by Blagojevich.

“We have spoken to Mr. Burris to let him know that he is now the Senator-designate from Illinois and as such, will be accorded all the rights and privileges of a Senator-elect,” said the joint statement.

Breaking now on FOX, (confirmed by Carl Cameron says Cavuto FWIW…)

“Burris certified by U.S. Senate Officials to Fill Vacant Seat…”

You know what we would say back in Brooklyn don’t you? That was mighty white of them…

Sorry but hell it was a witch hunt by the end and Reid had NO BUSINESS pulling this parliamentary CRXP, when

a. The US Senate, despite what some may suppose, does NOT have the right to question the appointment/election of a Senator that has been certified by the state under the requirements of the state’s constitution, beyond the general eligibility requirements

b. Frakin Harry better git his axx to work on Nevada’s foreclosure crisis or maybe go sit in the frakin meetings with Summers and Geithner and see WTH is going on and write a plan, you know show some LEADERSHIP on the real issues..

but where did wrong way reid lead us?? Bravely off into a FRAKIN DEAD END YET AGAIN..

And congratulations to Senator Burris who should have been seated two weeks ago and at the latest Friday after IL SC confirmed the SoS has ALREADY certified Burris via the entry into the state records…

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January 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

BREAKING: IL SC Rules on Burris Petition…NO SoS Signature Required! heh…

Update 3: 3:00pm EST: H/T to jbindc at TL, who notes this piece of the ruling, which to us at MiM says it all:

“We note…that nothing in the published rules of the Senate, including Rule II, appears to require that Senate appointments made by state executives pursuant to the 17th amendment must be signed and sealed by the state’s secretary of state. Moreover, no explanation has been given as to how any rule of the Senate, whether it be formal or merely a matter of tradition, could supersede the authority to fill vacancies conferred on the states by the federal constitution. Under these circumstances, the Senate’s actions cannot serve as the predicate for a mandamus action against the Secretary of State. The only issue before us is whether the Secretary of State, an official of this state, failed to perform an act required of him by the law of Illinois. He did not.”

Update 2: Now Fox reporting that Senate Dem aide on Capitol Hill is STILL saying Burris will NOT be seated without that signature, despite the state SC ruling…

Oh come on already!! The SoS DID ENTER the appointment into the register as the Burris papers note in our original report on this topic, linky below..therefore the signature is not necessary, it IS RECORDED..this is what IL SC is saying as well…now Capitol Hill Senate Dem ‘aides’ are saying this makes it MORE difficult to seat Burris? and yet at the same time Reid WANTS to seat Franken? oh come on!

Stop digging a hole and seat the guy! I mean it is a HARDSHIP for this guy to have to keep paying legal fees to get seated at this point…

Update: Dick Durbin to hold news conference in 2 hours….

COURT RULING here

DEVELOPING: FOX reports…

IL SC rules that the signature of the SoS of IL, Jesse White, is NOT required for Burris to be seated.

No further action is required by the Illinois SoS or any other official to make the appointment of Roland Burris to the IL Seat in the Senate valid….

USA Today has it up, finally:

Because the Secretary of State had no duty under section 5(1) of the Secretary of State Act to sign and affix the state seal to the document issued by the Governor appointing Roland Burris to the United States Senate, Petitioners are not entitled to an order from this court requiring the Secretary to perform those Acts. Under the Secretary of State Act, the Secretary’s sole responsibility was to register the appointment, which he did. No further action is required by the Secretary of State or any other official to make the Governor’s appointment of Roland Burris to the United States Senate valid under Illinois law. Moreover, to the extent that additional proof of the validity of the appointment is necessary, Illinois law provides a mechanism for obtaining it without the need for judicial intervention. For the foregoing reasons, petitioners’ request for issuance of a writ of mandamus is denied. Mandate to issue forthwith.

B/C SoS has NO DUTY under SoS Acts, no signature is required

IL Constitution 305.5, Ministerial Duty states SoS is required to certify, thus it is not White’s call…and his signature is NOT required, which is IIRC what White and AG Madigan’s briefs both said…..

developing….

A-HA!! That was MiM’s legal opinion as well, heh…

yes the ACT took place when Blago signed and the SoS is not necessary…

See our previous posts here and here and here and here and here

Background here from AP

and FOX is reporting that Reid is trying to seat Franken without the legal wrangling being completed in MIN which DOES have a law REQUIRING that the SoS NOT certify until ALL legal actions are done..Reid is on the wrong side of BOTH of these calls…

one more time..WHADDA MAROON!!!

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January 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 2 comments.

LIVE on CSPAN: Witch-Hunt, alternatively titled, the Illinois State Legislature Impeachment Panel questioning Burris…

Update: Aww it just ended! Well God Bless Burris man, he did a yeoman’s job of it…go to CSPAN library for archived footage later….

WATCH ON CSPAN LIVE (have an airsickness bag ready)

Listen, I am the last person to scream witch -hunt, but after watching this for over an hour, it’s a G-D witchhunt and I feel for Burris.

He has said a hundred times there was no discussion of any exchange personal, legal, political, financial, material in quid pro quo or not for accepting this appointment.

The IL GOP has decided to go to town and are asking Burris what Harry Reid and Dick Durbin or ANY state or National Democratic operative said to him about 2010..they are SO SO SO far afield it is ridiculous.

THIS is why political impeachment without rules of law applied is a joke, a frakin disgrace. This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with impeaching Blago, this is an attack on Burris by some Dems as well. Frak them, it is HIS SEAT dammit.

And YES I get the difference b/w political and legal,. but when a political with-hunt prevents the PEOPLE from having representation while taxation is flying thru Congress, it violates the people’s RIGHT, LEGAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to representation, so there!

See I am a pretty good indicator of the general public and I am ready to march on Springfield to wave a banner for Burris myself, HA! LOL, yeah they aren’t making any friends and this IS looking WRONG IMO…just WRONG….

they often break into yelling at each other across the panel while Burris sits calmly waiting for the dust to settle…they are asking ridiculous questions over and over and over again, no matter how many times he answers, the Chairwoman the Dem is not helping at all, is she under orders from Reid to let Burris be scuttled or just a failure as a leader? I dunno….

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January 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

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