BREAKING NEWS: Blogoyavitch to name Obama's replacement at 3pm EST

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    Blagojevich to name Burris to Senate - Chicago Breaking News

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected today to name former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

    The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell the post, sources familiar with the decision said.

    Shortly after Obama's Nov. 4 victory, Burris made known his interest in an appointment to the Senate but was never seriously considered, according to Blagojevich insiders. But in the days following Blagojevich's arrest, and despite questions over the taint of a Senate appointment, Burris stepped up his efforts to win the governor's support.

    Though he is 71, Burris has said that Obama's replacement should be able to win re-election and he has noted that despite a string of primary losses in races ranging from Chicago mayor to governor and U.S. senator, he's never lost to a Republican.
     
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    I hope he knows how to spell my name right.
     
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    This is the best political drama I've ever seen. :popcorn:
     
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    The Senate has no reason to not seat the appointment without evidence that it was made in some illegal manner. Until or unless the Governor is impeached or the State changes its Constitution, the Governor IS the person solely responsible for the appointment.
     
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    Damn, Blago has chutzpah! I hope the Senate doesn't seat him. Burris is just a professional politician.He supported Todd Stroger. :rolleyes:
     
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    Blago knows if he goes down in flames, other well known personalities are going with him... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    He's toast, one way or another.
     
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    Senate Majority Leader Reid and Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White have both stated they will not accept anyone appoint by Blago. Why he even trys is beyond me. They have the man on recording stating his intent to sell a US Senate Seat. Even beyond the other charges, he should have resigned right there.

    The people of Illinois will not be properly represented until a clean appointment or special election can be carried out.
     

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