A Different View on Burris: Let Him Into the Senate
Harry Reid and the Democrats in the Senate should go ahead and seat Roland Burris from Illinois.
Yes, Rod Blagojevich appears to be a deluded shakedown artist.
Yes, the wiretaps show him in about as unflattering a light as possible.
But he is still the governor of Illinois. And so, he was perfectly within his legal rights to appoint Burris.
And there’s no doubt that Burris meets the constitutional requirements, and his résumé’s not bad, either. The guy was a former state comptroller and attorney general of the state of Illinois.
It’s not like Blagojevich appointed a no-good in-law, or something.
Plus, Harry Reid doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on.