Update: Burris atty letter to Senate…Sun-Times reports Reid called Blago to put kaibosh on Jones, Jesse Jr or Davis for PEBO seat…


Update 2: Sunday, 9:00pm : BTD reports that Reid on MTP called Blago a liar and said he never made these calls and naysayed these three candidates. Well we know we have tapes. Knowing Reid’s complete tone deafness I think he said it, I don’t think he is a racist I think he is a classist, and a fool. I can’t wait to hear the tapes, the Senate trial for Blago in IL should be hillyarious!

UPDATE: Saturday, 1:00pm EST: Ben Smith has the .pdf of the letter sent by Burris’ counsel informing Reid, Durbin and Feinstein (as head of Rules Cmte) of his appointment and intention to join the Congress next week:

“I write to ensure his smooth transition,” writes Timothy Wright III, the lawyer, citing Marbury v. Madison as precedent, a case in President Thomas Jefferson tried to stop appointments made by his predecessor, John Adams.

“Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Marbury v. Madison over 200 years ago, the law of the land has been that an appointment is complete and irrevocable once the last act required by the person vested with the appointment power is performed,” Wright argues.

Attached are the acknowledgment by the IL SoS office that Blago’s appointment of Burris HAS BEEN ENTERED INTO THE REGISTER BY THE SoS OFFICE..despite the refusal of White to countersign the appointment letter itself. The firm cites Marbury v Madison and the 17th Amendment as controlling.

I still think Burris is entitled to be seated. The IL state legislature FAILED MISERABLY in its duty to act. They failed to enact a special election, they failed to strip the Governor of the ability to appoint, they failed to impeach him for years now, THEY FAILED.

Done, they had their chance. This is a legally binding appointment that was made by a sitting Governor, who has NOT been indicted or impeached at the time of appointment and nothing in the appointment is suspect.

Once again we say it is FOOLHARDY, RASH, RECKLESS and frankly DANGEROUS to set a precedent under which the Senate takes upon itself the right to block or delay the seating of a duly appointed or elected Senator.


January 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics. 2 comments.

Video Update: Blago says he is innocent and is not going anywhere…

Update 2: From the Washington Independent:

“I’m here to tell you right off the bat that I’m not guilty of any wrongdoing,” he opened. “I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath.”

He did not discuss the specifics of the charges, saying, “I’m not going to do what my accusers and political enemies have been doing” by addressing a complex issue in “thirty-second sound bites.”

“I intend to answer any allegation that comes my way,” he continued. “However, I intend to answer them in the appropriate forum, a court of law. And when I do, I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated.”

He insisted that he would not resign, stating, “I’m not going to quit a job that the people hired me to do.”..

Will post it when it comes up…quoting Kipling now…Better man than you are Gunga Din??

he says “has at his side the most powerful ally there is THE TRUTH, he asks people of Illinois wait be patient sit back take a breath and reserve judgement”…his hair looks great…


December 19, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Cabinet, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics. 4 comments.

Breaking: Illinois AG files to remove Blago from office….

WSJ reports via CNBC that AG Madigan has filed papers to remove Governor Blagojevich from office with State High Court..

AP has details…



December 12, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Chicago Combine: Twitch, Twitch…

For Fitz, who has given the corrupt Combine players in Chicago a facial tick today…they must all be jumping at their shadows, the doorbell, the phone, like they have ants in their pants or are doing the Twitch….

For anyone feeling sympathetic for these people, a few reality checks.

Here is the Sun-Times timeline for Operation Boardgames, an investigation spanning 4 years that revolves around the Chicago Combine and its dual party ‘pay to play’ corruption. A lot of people aren’t sleeping well and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

Consider that Chicago’s drop out rate is in the 50% range and the shooting deaths of children outpaced DOUBLED those of soldiers in Iraq over the summer. There is no place for this corruption as the norm mentality in a city on the brink of collapse.

Ace and Slublog have a flaming skull with Blago hair up and it is AWESOME!! It reminds me of Bedrock Twitch Twitch!


December 9, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Foreclosures, Music, Politics, Popular Culture, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Wall St. Comments off.

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