Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to Make Roland Burris Cooperate

US Senator Roland Burris (D-IL; remember him?) is being a pain in Obama's rump over plans for socialized health care. Carol Felsenthal took notice of this amusing sideshow and comments on it at the Huffington Post today: [Burris] announced that he will not vote for the president's health care bill unless there is a public option. He's been the invisible senator -- except when news of the continuing Ethics Committee investigation crops up -- until now. How bittersweet. Perhaps this is all part of Blagojevich's plans for revenge on the Obama camp, who were less than helpful it the ex-guv's search for a replacement for Rahm Emanuel - and led, of course, to the appointment of Burris. But how can Obama get Burris to help? How can he pursuade the little man to go along? Felshenthal makes some amusing suggestions: "Behind closed doors," writes Felshenthal, "Burris must be offered something in exchange for voting for the bill, which will almost certainly not contain a public option. Here's some possibilities..." You'll have to read Felshenthal's post at HuffPo to see that list of possibilities. While you're there, suggest more possibilities to her by leaving a comment. Conservative Caps, Shirt and more! Leave a Comment - Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Visit us on Twitter!