Monday, February 16, 2009

To Tell The Truth

Say it aint so, is this another one bites the dust. I had a sneaking suspicion that this was coming, but I quietly hoped that it wouldn't. Illinois Republicans are gunning for a perjury investigation of Senator Roland Burris.
It appears, our Mr. Burris may have "selectively forgotten" to mention several phone calls he received from past Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother soliciting him for campaign cash. I say "selectively forgotten" because Burris did not mention any of the phone calls during his January 8 testimony before the Illinois House impeachment panel. I'm wondering how you could forget something like this, or think it wasn't important enough to mention. If there was no wrong doing on his part, it would seem he would have provided this informationm during the hearing.
Almost like a child who broke the cookie jar but didn't eat the spilled cookies, Burris decided to submit an affidavit providing information that Rob Blagojevich (the Governors brother) asked him to contribute or help raise money before the governor tapped Burris on December 30 to take Obama's senate seat.
I'm more than a little skeptical of this whole, "oh yea, now I remember!" deal. Was it perjury? For You To Ponder.


  1. Gerald7:28 AM

    This cat knew he was leaving out pertinent information when he testified. It would have been better had he simply informed the committee of the phone calls. Now, it really doesn't matter if he made contributions or not, he looks guilty as hell.

  2. Anonymous4:57 PM

    I had a feeling this was coming..

  3. Michael W.5:59 PM

    I've heard several people say there is a political witch hunt going on, I'm not inclined to believe that. What I see is a political free for all, where everyone has their hand out to get something anyway they can whether it be legal or not. If Burris did indeed commit perjury, he should face the penalties.

  4. I knew something like this would happen (though I didn't expect it to happen soon in his term). I still maintain that it was a mistake for Burris to accept the appointment to the senate under such dubious circumstances. With every passing news cycle, he just keeps proving me right.