The poor Democrats. They are riding high in electoral triumph, but they just can’t quite shake the Blagojevich embarrassment. As Senator Roland Burris continues to wander the halls of Capitol Hill, refusing to take the hint. Well, not hint. Direct suggestion. Reports the Washington Post:
Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) suggested to Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) yesterday that he resign, but Burris told Durbin that he will not step down.
“I told him, ‘If I were in your shoes, I would consider resigning,’ ” Durbin told reporters outside his office in the Capitol, after an afternoon meeting with Burris that lasted more than 30 minutes. “He said, ‘I will not resign.’ ”
Burris brushed past reporters after the meeting and would not comment except to say, “It was a good meeting.”
Yes, it was a good meeting. He wasn’t arrested.
It’s hard to believe that this is going to end well for the esteemed public servant. If Burris doesn’t get indicted for perjury, he probably will run for reelection. And then, even if he again drags out Rep. Bobby Rush to play the race card, it won’t matter: he will get crushed in the primary. After which he will be reduced to telling us how unfair everyone was.
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