Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh come on!

You remember Roland Burris don't you? He's the guy who was appointed by (former) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to Obama's Senate seat while Blago was under investigation for trying to sell said Senate seat. There was some initial resistance to seating him by Senate leadership, but they backed down because there wasn't any evidence his appointment was corrupt... and I mean, who'd be stupid enough to take a corrupt appointment from a corrupt Governor when you know the Feds probably have it all on tape? Right? Right?!

Le sigh:
Burris said he contacted "some people" about holding a fundraiser at the request of Blagojevich's brother, Robert, only to learn that no one was willing to help the governor. He said he later changed his mind, raised no money and contributed none.

The account to reporters in Peoria, Ill., was Burris's fifth version of his contacts with close associates of Blagojevich and the first time he acknowledged trying to raise money for the former governor, who was arrested and forced from office on corruption charges.

Well ok... that's not corrupt, but it's still pretty stupid and slightly slimy.