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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Let Me Get This Straight

Of the top tier Democratic candidates in 2008, John Edwards had an affair problem, Bill Richardson has an ethical scandal that has forced him to withdraw as Commerce Secretary nominee, and HRC had a husband's foundation problem that had to be worked out before she could go forward as Secretary of State . . . .

But they're not going to seat Burris in the Senate, when there is no credible allegation of wrong-doing on his part.


At 1:21 PM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

3, how thick is that Irish head of yours? The refusal to seat Burriss has nothing to do with BURRISS (it's about Blago--remember him? Your failure to mention him means he's winning the spin war in your head). It was announced long before he was the pick, and has softened since to the point where he likely will be seated despite the intense embarrassment this will be to Senate Dems (and indeed Dems everywhere).

Meanwhile, Richardson has withdrawn his nomination, Edwards has become a sad joke, and the Clinton donor thing looks like much ado about nothing. So I can't see how there's any double standard in effect here.

Finally, don't romanticize Rolando. He's a brazen opportunist who was so eager for a shot at being Senator, if possibly at the cost of his own (good?) name, that he grabbed the first chance to bring the circus and make his own party look bad at a moment when it needed to focus on matters national and economic. This whole mess could have been avoided by a united anti-Blago front that forced him to defer to his LG.

At 8:04 AM, Blogger Number Three said...

All true. But I will see your Blago and raise you a Geithner! Egads, man, you didn't know you weren't paying payroll taxes? Suuuure.


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