Chicago Breaking News reports that scandal-plagued Democrat Gov. Rod Blagojevich has appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat, in defiance of Senate leaders who said they would not admit anyone he selected.
Blagojevich’s move seemed designed to trump fellow Democrats who control the U.S. Senate and have unanimously warned him against making the appointment because of the pending criminal charges against him. His choice of Burris, Illinois’ first African-American elected statewide, presents senators with the dilemma of saying no to a replacement for Obama, who was the nation’s only black senator.
A Democrat giving the gift of a political conundrum of this magnitude to his own fellows is a rare sight indeed.
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