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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:23 PM
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Poll question: Should Roland Burris Be Seated? OR Will He Get Seated?
you know, blago's pic for the senate?

i'm curious...

and maybe explain why you vote yes or no

hopefully i covered all the options--it was getting a bit complicated for me...!

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:28 PM
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1. He was legally appointed and should be seated. Sad, but the law is the law.
Like the lady from FireDogLake just said on MSNBC, we Dems can't bend the law for political purposes just cuz we're back in power.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:29 PM
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2. he should be. Let's get this behind us now.
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Riley18 Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:35 PM
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3. He was legally appointed. I don't recall Republicans being upset when W stole the
election.
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pl259 Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:42 PM
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4. Should (legally) be, but probably (illegally) won't.
If he has issues that would normally preclude him being seated, then -those- should be the only ones used to justify whatever actions they (the Senate) wants to take. He was legally appointed by a sitting Governor in accordance with all laws that I know of and it whether the Governor is a saint or Satan himself isn't relevant.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:46 PM
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5. Seat Burris with one condition...


He has to wear a Blago wig.

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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 06:55 PM
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6. LOL
Good one! :rofl:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:32 PM
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8. now, zulchzulu, that wig business is just plain mean!
(kinda funny--but really cruel!)
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cecilfirefox Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 07:15 PM
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7. It depends...
If he reaches the compromise to not run in 2012 then I can see him getting seated. However, and I do not wish to be rude, he is a has-been trying to be a somebody. His career didn't quite work out for him and now he see's the opportunity to sail forward, be all the things he ever dreamed of, process be damned, he wants to be the magic man!

I question his integrity when he signs on to that sort of an appointment process. If he really is as good, clean, and solid as he claims to be he would have said no, the citizens of Illinois deserve a good Governor to make a good choice.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 02:51 AM
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9. shhh. late night kicking. n/t
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