Thursday, May 28, 2009

Burris caught in the Blago-web - Defense: You didn't ask me

So it turns out after all that Illinois Senator Roland Burris, appointed to replace Obama in the wake of the Blagojevich sale of the seat scandal turns out to be less than squeaky clean in the matter.

So squeaky that he offered to make a contribution to help Gov. Blagojevich in a conversation with the governor's brother and campaign manager.
On the call, Burris tells Robert Blagojevich about his interest in being appointed to President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat and his desire to help the governor raise campaign money. As seen in the Detroit Free Press-
His defense to the claim that he misled the Senatorial panel vetting him before taking the seat?
U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said today that he did not mislead lawmakers investigating his Senate appointment because they failed to “follow up with the questions” that could have revealed a conversation he had about fundraising for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

“It is not upon a person who’s testifying to go out of his way on anything. It is the person who has to ask the questions,” Burris said.

Spoken like a true Democrat.

No need for honesty or full disclosure before a panel about to approve your appointment to one of the highest offices in the land.

On the next Democrat to be questioned, hopefully the committee will remember to ask "Is there anything you're not telling us?"

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