Tuesday, January 06, 2009

should burris be seated

or not?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

From what i know of what has happened he should be seated. unless someone can find a tie to blogo that shows the seat was ill gotten. with what has happened an election should be run for the seat is my thought. JW

Karen ~ said...

I understand the righteous anger of the congress members, but honestly - there are enough states with empty seats in the Senate, so I would say yes, he seems like a reasonable candidate.

Mallory said...

I'm with Karen. At this point, let's just get someone in there, and we can dig up their skeletons later. That's what we usually do anyway.

Anonymous said...

Burris,Yes.
Caroline?
Dad

Meg said...

Initially I was under the impression that Illinois' Secretary of State had to "certify" the senator's "certificate".

If seating him meant violation of the State's law and process, I had some argument. (Apparently the Supreme Court had ruled years back that anyone qualifying MUST be seated...I haven't read enough of that to know if I would consider that ruling yet another trumping of "state's rights"...but this is a side issue I suppose.)

As it stands, it appears the Sec. of State "certification" is more ceremony than requirement. If the Democrats in Illinois failed to impeach Blagojevich before he could appoint-too bad for them.

As to Burris...his cry of racism is hollow. It just muddies the slug-fest.

Calandria said...

Yeah, I think he should be seated too. Sure, the Dems are hugely embarrassed by the Blagojevich scandal and would like to obliterate it from public memory, but let's just move on.

Calandria said...

Oh, and about Caroline Kennedy?

What are her qualifications besides being from that family?

ProMom said...

Yes. Have the S of S sign it and move on. And I am SO tired of the race card being played. I refuse to answer forms that ask for race. Tired of the whole race thing. Aren't we all human? Isn't this the 21st century? We should be over it by now.