Tuesday, January 6, 2009
4 wrongs don't make a right
So, (1st wrong) from crooked Illinois governors, to poor choice of appointee's in a (2nd wrong) Secretary of Commerce and (3rd wrong) CIA director, the Obama collateral damage continues.
(4th wrong) Roland Burris, the appointee to take Obama's Senate seat as per the crooked Illinois governor, was told by his own party that they would not seat him in the Senate if he were to try and do so. So to appear as if he is not wanting to cause problems for anyone he has chosen to not accept the nomination. One could make the argument that he is gracefully accepting the fact that he would not have succeeded anyway. Kind of seems like the kid who didn't get picked to play in the neighborhood football game so he decides to make the announcement that he didn't want to play anyway.
However, I do wish to give credit where credit is due. I applaud the Dem's for pushing off the appearance of evil on this one. We don't know if Roland Burris was the guy that was the highest bidder for the seat, and the dem's are saying (essentially) that they don't want to taint their efforts in the Senate by anything that has the appearance of being attached to Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, or evil. This is especially poignant because this was a person of their own party. While I don't feel that all these events together give cause for rejoicing, I appreciate the Dem's desire to put a tourniquet on the possible mortal wounds that we as a country are facing. Perhaps we can stay positive and view this as a silver lining. I am not a psycic as M. Galt claims to be, but I chose to follow the path of hope that carries with it the promise of a better day.