Thursday, January 15, 2009

Burris: Just Anotha Playa

Roland Burris was sworn in today as Illinois' junior U.S. Senator. Score one for Blago, score another for pay-to-play. Burris is no innocent when it comes to tit for tat. To wit (emphasis added): Burris and his companies have donated over $20,000 to Governor Blagojevich, his lobbying clients have donated over $100,000, and Burris himself endorse Blagojevich for re-election in 2006, saying, “I think he’s doing a helluva job”. Just recently on NBC’s “Today Show”, Burris refused to call on Governor Blagojevich to resign. So writes Andy McKenna today at We Are Illinois. McKenna, chairman of the Illinois GOP, continued: Burris has been amply repaid for his loyalty. His consulting firm received almost $300,000 in state contracts under Blagojevich, his lobbying clients received over $3 million in state contracts, his nephew was hired for a cushy state job, and finally, Burris received a Senate seat that he could never have won in an election. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Subscribe to Chicago News Bench