Saturday, February 14, 2009

Burris confirms request for Blagojevich donation

Can you smell that? Yes, it's the stench of another Illinois Democrat that didn't quite offer up all the facts when first presented with the opportunity. Now it's revealed that this smoldering POS has already changed his story twice. I hope they end up impeaching him, but that well never happen due to the entangled connections with the Obama campaign. Can there possibly be one honest politician in Illinois? Nevermind. Slap me for my stupidity and get it over with.

Associated Press Writer
from Yahoo News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Sen. Roland Burris admitted in a document released Saturday that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother asked him for campaign fundraising help before the governor appointed Burris to the Senate.

The disclosure is at odds with Burris' testimony in January when an Illinois House impeachment committee specifically asked if he had ever spoken to Robert Blagojevich or other aides to the now-deposed governor about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.

State Rep. Jim Durkin, the impeachment committee's ranking Republican, told The Associated Press that he and House Republican Leader Tom Cross will ask Sunday for an outside investigation into whether Burris perjured himself.

It's the second time Burris has changed his story. In an unsolicited affidavit to the impeachment committee on Jan. 6, Burris said he had only one limited conversation with the governor before accepting the Senate appointment.

Then, appearing before the committee Jan. 8, he said he told former Blagojevich aide-turned-lobbyist Lon Monk last summer that he was interested in the post.
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