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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Barack Obama Disagrees With Blagojevich Senate Appointment

Rod Blagojevich appointed Attorney General Roland Burris to the Illinois senate seat and Barack Obama issued a statement disagreeing, not with Blagojevich's choice, but with the fact that he made the appointment itself.

Obama issued the following statement in which he disagreed with the appointment:

"Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Governor Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it. I believe the best resolution would be for the Governor to resign his office and allow a lawful and appropriate process of succession to take place. While Governor Blagojevich is entitled to his day in court, the people of Illinois are entitled to a functioning government and major decisions free of taint and controversy."

Read the rest here.

Blagojevich should have known that no matter how decent a man or politician Burris is, the appointment is tainted...bad move on Blgo's part.

The Senate leadership has also called Blago's appointment, unacceptable.