John Kass of the Chicago Tribune beat me in predicting what is now obvious: Roland “Tombstone” Burris will be seated as an Illinois Senator. That much is increasingly clear now that President-Elect Obama played hardball with Harry Reid in a phone call:
Now Tombstone has President-elect Barack Obama behind him, muscling Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in a phone call earlier in the week. So much for transcending the old politics.
Only a week ago, Obama, Reid and other Democratic leaders were adamant that they’d block any Senate appointment made by tainted Illinois Gov. Rod “Dead Meat” Blagojevich, who has been charged with trying to sell Obama’s seat to the highest bidder.
What happened? Read the whole thing.