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Without Martin Luther King and Roland Burris; No Barack Obama

January 27, 2009

He is just like Martin Luther King.  He’s a “Trail Blazer.” No not “Hot Rod The Hair God.”

Related:
Blagojevich: Wacko, Pathological, Grandiose and Narcissistic: But Criminal?

Roland Burris, the Senator who built himself a mausoleum larger than many condos, has likened himself to Martin Luther King.

“Without Martin Luther king and me there would be no Barack Obama,” said the famed and self-acclaimed black American.

Burris joins Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich who claimed the MLK mantle just the other day….  That’s old news….

burris1_oconnor Above: Roland Burris has erected a mausoleum listing his accompishments in Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery.
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U. S Rep. Bobby Rush speaks after Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ... 
Governor Rod Blagojevich (L), U. S Rep. Bobby Rush and Roland Burris, right, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Senator Roland Burris says there would be no Barack Obama in the White House if not for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Burris himself.

The junior senator from Illinois spoke at a Rainbow PUSH Coalition breakfast in Chicago yesterday.

Burris was the first African-American elected to state office in Illinois.

Regarding the man who appointed him to the Senate, Burris said Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich 1/8 1/8 blah-GOYA-vich 3/8 3/8 has to make his own decisions.
Burris said the governor is innocent until proven guilty.

Joining Burris at the breakfast were fellow U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn, and state Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Fox news….

Blagojevich Impeached, Responds In Bizarre Press Conference

January 9, 2009

Governor Rod Blagojevich called a news conference in Illinois today after he was impeached by the State House of Representatives.

He gave an off the cuff monologue that seemed detached from the reality and the facts of his impeachment and federal corruption charges.

“I am not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing,” he said.

See a video:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/09/
blagojevich.impeachment/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

But it took him four or five pages full of words and five full minutes to say this…..
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“The House action today was not a surprise. It was a foregone conclusion,” Blagojevich said at a news conference in Chicago. “From the very moment of my re-election, I’ve been engaged in a struggle with the House to try to get things done for people.

“The House’s action today, and the causes of the impeachment, are because I’ve done things to fight for families who are with me here today,” he added.
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The Illinois House voted 114-1 to impeach Mr Blagojevich, although only 60 votes were needed for the motion to pass.

“It’s our duty to clean up the mess and stop the freak show that’s become Illinois government,” said Jack D Franks, a Democratic representative.

Illinois’s State Senate will now try Mr Blagojevich. If found guilty, the governor will be forced out of office.

I’m no psychiatrist but Blagojevich looked and acted like a crazy man today — which shouldn’t help his friend Roland Burris who he appointed to the U.S. Senate….

Blago ended the news conference by quoting a poem from “Ulysses” by Lord Alfred Tennyson, ending with: “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

Ilinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says his impeachment was politically driven.

Ilinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says his impeachment was politically driven.

Related:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/09
/blagojevich.impeachment/index.html

Related:
Illinois: Thanks for “Nutjob New Year” (Blagoyevich, Rush, Burris)

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Illinois’ highest court on Friday validated the appointment of Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, ruling that the Illinois secretary of state does not have to sign off on it.

Read the CNN Report:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/0
1/09/burris.senate/index.html

Roland Burris's appointment to the U.S. Senate is valid, the Illinois Supreme Court says.

Roland Burris’s appointment to the U.S. Senate is valid, the Illinois Supreme Court says.

Related:
http://garychapelhill.wordpress.com/2009/
01/07/obama-leaves-harry-in-the-lurch/