There’s Something About Harry

About the appointment by Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, somebody big is lying, big-time. It is either the governor or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Last week, Reid declared that he would not permit Burris, the African-American elder statesman of Illinois politics, to fill Obama’s …

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Blago Raises the Stakes

On the eve of the New Year, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, charged with conspiring to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama, put the ball back squarely in the court of a Democratic Party that had disowned him. Blago named Roland Burris, former attorney general of Illinois and first African-American ever …

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Wallowing Again

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Something is rotten in the state,” says Marcellus in “Hamlet.” Well, it certainly is in the state of Illinois. Yet, on hearing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald describe a plot by his governor to sell his Senate seat — “conduct (that) would make Lincoln roll over in …

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