January 5, 2009

Reid more powerful than Yahweh

Roland Burris took the stage to a crescendo of drums, organ music, and applause. "We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained," Burris said.
That's decidedly peculiar. I would have expected the Lordly ordinations to have been irrebuttable presumptions. Blagojevichian ones, maybe not so much, and more vulnerable to hope and prayer.

Meanwhile Senate majority leader Harry Reid told NBC's David Gregory that the Senate can "do whatever [it] wants to do" in order to bar Burris from the premises. According to "We the people," apparently (and also according to 'They the people,' of Illinois*).

Why doesn't the U.S. Senate bar Harry Reid, then, is my question.

If, as has been reported, Reid himself had conversations with Blagojevich over the vacancy created by Barack Obama, then isn't Senator Reid also a component of the "taint" he claims prevents Roland Burris's appointment? Talk about a conflict of interest.

* When a vacancy shall occur in the office of United States Senator from this state, the Governor shall make temporary appointment to fill such vacancy until the next election of representatives in Congress, at which time such vacancy shall be filled by election, and the senator so elected shall take office as soon thereafter as he shall receive his certificate of election.

10 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/25-8 (2006).

1 comment:

Emily said...

Egomaniacs on parade. It really warms the cockles.