Video: Hot Rod Blagojevich Considered Oprah For Obama’s Senate Seat

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Impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Good Morning America. Speed ahead to around 5:15 for the Oprah mention

Hot Rod goes on the offensive as his impeachment trial starts today. In the above video, Blago mentions that he considered nominating Oprah Winfrey to replace Barack Obama in the United States Senate. Earlier he whines to Diane Sawyer about not being able to call Valerie Jarrett, Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel or Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. as witnesses in his impeachment trial.

But, they will be called in his very public Chicagoland trial.

Exit question:
When will Washington make a deal to silence the uncontrollable and unhinged Hot Rod?


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Roland Burris FINALLY Certified and Will Assume Obama’s Senate Seat

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 Roland Burris to be sworn in on Thursday

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Roland Burris, D-Illinois will replace President-Elect Barack Obama in the United States Senate, January 7, 2009

According to Fox News, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate Caucus have agreed to seat Roland Burris as Barack Obama’s replacement in the United States Senate.

Apparently, the Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White who previously refused to sign the certification of Burris’ appointment has indeed signed a second piece of paper essentially doing the same thing. Harry Reid, et. al. have agreed to accept this along with a letter from Governor Hot Rod Blagojevich appointing Burris.

Roland Burris who is currently in Cihicago will soon leave for Washington to assume his duties as a United States Senator from Illinois.

Did Harry Reid REALLY have any other option?

Chalk up a victory for Hot Rod as Harry Reid licks his political wounds.

Now, the Illinois GOP should begin immediately to recruit an excellent candidate to run against Burris in 2010.

Update:

Ambinder has the joint Reid-Durbin statement regarding Roland Burris with hysterical annotations.

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Day By Day by Chris Muir January 8, 2009 – Let’s Be Up Front

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

The Senate Democrats and Harry Reid in particular now are in a quandry with today’s ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court.

The Illinois Supreme Court says Secretary of State Jesse White doesn’t need to sign Roland Burris’ appointment to the U.S. Senate to make it valid.

The ruling says no Illinois official has to do anything further to validate the appointment made by Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Burris was refused President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat this week in part because Senate

Democratic leaders said his paperwork was incomplete without White’s signature.

The state Supreme Court says nothing in state law requires White to sign the appointment.

White has said he wouldn’t certify any Blagojevich appointment in the wake of the governor’s federal corruption arrest unless the court forced him to.

Roland Burris should force Harry Reid’s hand and immediately file suit in the United States Supreme Court demanding that he be seated.

Roland Burris will win and so will Illinois Governor Hot Rod Blagojevich who was impeached today.

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The Roland Burris Drama Continues: Burris NOT Accepted Yet

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Illinois U.S. Senate Appointee Roland Burris, left, smiles as he meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid clings to the notion that Roland Burris will NOT be accepted until the Illinois Secretary of State signs off on the appointment.

The Illinois Supreme Court ruling on the matter is imminent and the Senate Democrats continue to look like Ass-hats. California Senator Dianne Feinstein has insisted that the signature of Jesse White (Illinois Secretary of State) is not required to seat Burris.

But, Reid insists that this block of Burris is NOT racial.

Obviously, a DEAL has not been cut with Roland Burris.

Stay tuned – Roland Burris will hold a news conference in a couple of hours.


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Harry Reid Capitulates: Roland Burris to Be Seated in U.S. Senate?; Updated: Harry Reid’s Office – “NO White Smoke Today”

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris
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Harry Reid’s aides are “walking back the story” and according to Fox News say “There will be NO white smoke today.”

So, NO Deal yet?

Roland Burris and Harry Reid

Illinois U.S. Senate Appointee Roland Burris, left, smiles as he meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington

Roland Burris had the Senate Democrats and Harry Reid by “the short hairs” anyway and now assumes a rightfully appointed seat to replace Barack Obama in the United States Senate.

Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat.

Burris was scheduled to meet Wednesday with the Senate’s top two Democrats — Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and assistant leader Dick Durbin of Illinois — on Wednesday, a day after his paperwork was rejected at the opening of the 111th Congress.

Senate officials in both parties, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly for Senate members, said there is a growing expectation on Capitol Hill that the saga will end with Burris being seated.

So, what was the “DEAL?”

Time will tell……..


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California Senator Dianne Feinstein Says Seat Roland Burris

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It was reported that Leon Panetta, a former White House chief of staff with no direct intelligence experience, was selected by US President-elect Barack Obama to serve as CIA director. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the incoming chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, seen here in 2007, said she had not been informed about the decision, and indicated she did not approve

Di Fi may not like Leon Panetta for CIA Director but she can read the political tea leaves and now calls for the U.S. Senate to seat Roland Burris.

The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee has parted with many of her Democratic colleagues and says that the Senate should seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Tuesday that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, however tainted by corruption charges, has the right to appoint someone to President-elect Barack Obama’s former seat. The Rules Committee decides whether Burris is qualified to serve.

Feinstein said that blocking Burris would have ramifications for other governors’ appointments.

Well, Harry Reid has few legal remedies since every MAJOR legal scholar predicts the U.S. Supreme Court would seat Roland Burris anyway.

So, Harry Reid will say ashucks tomorrow and seat Burris before the political damage spins out of control.

In the meantime, the Illinois GOP is licking its chops to challenge the 70 year old plus appointed Senator in two years tainted by Hot Rod Blagojevich whose impeachment is just beginning.


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