Monday, January 26, 2009

ArchPundit's Daily Dolt Today

That man is Roland Burris today justified by this Sun-Times article:
Speaking this morning at a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, the state’s new junior U.S. senator, Roland Burris said that without Burris’ own trailblazing, Barack Obama never would have been elected president.

“If there was no Martin Luther King Jr. and no Roland Burris, there would be no Barack Obama in the White House today,” Burris said to cheers at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition breakfast in Chicago. “We must recognize, friends, that we all stand on each other's shoulders.”

Burris had left elective office in Illinois before Obama was ever elected, though they did know each other. Burris was never a major presence in Obama’s campaigns for state or U.S. senate or for the presidency. When Blagojevich appointed Burris senator, Obama said Burris shoud decline the appointment, though Obama said he had respect for Burris. Like other Democratic leaders, Obama ultimately relented and said he looked forward to working with Burris.

“We must lift each other up,” Burris told the Rainbow PUSH gathering in Chicago today. “We must set an example for our young black children and the other children in our country. We must take care of young black males. There’s no reason why they should be committing all these crimes across the country. There’s no reason why they should be 40 or 50 percent of the prison population.”

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