Updated: Blagojevich Appoints Roland Burris as Obama's Senate Successor
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Update: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., views Roland Burris as " unacceptable," an aide told Politico.
Update: Progress Illinois notes that when news broke of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's improprieties, Burris condemned the governor's actions as " pretty appalling" and "just reprehensible."
Satyam Khanna is a research associate for the Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.