Thursday, January 15, 2009
By Hook Or By Crook
By crook, in this case. Roland Burris, appointed by impeached Illinois Gov. Rod "Let's Make A Deal" Blagojevich to fill Obama's Senate seat, was sworn in today by (President) Dead-eye Dick Cheney. Burris had previously lost 4 statewide elections in Illinois, and was retired from politics when Illinois' shady governor decided to play games with the vacant seat. The egotistical Burris finally has his golden ring, however tarnished, but he'll be hard pressed to be returned to the Senate in the 2010 elections. At least he can have "U.S. Senator" chiseled on his grandiose tomb now.