Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Burris Headlines

To start I just saw the Alderman's February newsletter yesterday comments on the whole Burris debacle
We also have a 6th Ward resident, Roland Burris, seated as a Senator from the State of Illinois. Although I admit I don’t know for how much longer as the calls for his head continue to escalate. We’ve got every able bodied politician in the world preparing to run for some office in 2010, so next year is going to be pretty crazy.
Why yes, 2010 will be crazy

Burris’ racial move led to split - Capitol Fax

Race re-emerges in Burris dispute - Politico
Embattled Sen. Roland Burris is launching an aggressive effort to rebuild his reputation and position himself for a possible 2010 run — an effort that seems destined to put the question of race back at center stage.

Delmarie Cobb — just hired as Burris’ media and political consultant — told POLITICO that there’s been a coordinated effort to “weaken Roland and sully his good name” and that “race has something to do with” how the 71-year-old African-American has been treated by the media and by other Democrats.

The race card worked for Burris in January, when his supporters forced Democratic leaders to seat him in the Senate despite the fact that he was appointed by Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor who was subsequently removed from office amid charges that he’d tried to sell Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
Senate scandal divides state Democrats over race - Associated Baptist Press
"The race card has been played here, and in fact you have 40 percent of the people who vote in a Democratic primary can be African-American in the state of Illinois," observed Charles Thomas, political reporter for WLS television ABC-7 during a report Feb. 27. "So all the politicians are on notice now that Roland Burris should be left alone or there could be political consequences."

Durbin Says Race Not a Factor in Seating Burris - CPR

Race becoming issue in Burris matter - Market Watch

Racial Politics - PoliGazette

Burris Deals From a Full Deck of Race Cards - Stop the ACLU

2010 Senate Race Revs Up - Chicagoist

Speak Outs - Courier News
Burris might as well quit: Roland Burris is now hinting that he may run for re-election in 2010. Run where, for the border? No one is going to want him here. He won't be re-elected. He might as well quit, and the sooner the better.

1 comment:

  1. check this out:

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