An increasingly embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said he “welcomes” the chance for authorities and elected officials to look into how he landed a coveted Senate appointment from ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Burris’ admission that he had more contact with Blagojevich advisers about the Senate seat than he described under oath to a state House impeachment panel has furious lawmakers asking for an investigation into whether the Democrat committed perjury.
And the revelation that Burris tried to raise money for the governor after Blagojevich’s brother asked him for fundraising help has triggered calls for Burris’ resignation.
When do we, as a nation, finally get fed up enough with this sort of behavior — thinking we’re above the law, acting as though we are above reproach — that we finally start treating it like it deserves? Take a rolled up newspaper and swat these people on the nose until they stop doing it. Seriously — if it’s good enough for our dogs, who we actually like, why not politicians?
Don’t investigate him — you have all the evidence you need. This isn’t about impropriety anymore — it’s about flat-out lying. You lied. LIEDLIEDLIEDLIED. You get to go home now. And every single person in Illinois that you represent? They’ll be waiting for you with newspapers. Hopefully wrapped around crowbars.
No wonder we’re so screwed up as a country. Here’s your newspaper bailout plan: give every citizen $1.25. Then give them free reign to treat bad behavior as it deserves to be treated. Newspapers get saved for at least one more day, and the politicians either start acting like the rest of us or sleeping in the yard for another night.