Also from CNN: Illinois' highest court validated the appointment of Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat Friday, ruling that the Illinois secretary of state does not have to sign off on it.
File this under "I told you so".
It's good to see the law win out over emotions. I'm sad it took so long. Sadder that so many people want to punish someone for the suspected wrongdoings of someone else.
I am not a fan of Roland Burris, I don't really care who the appointee is, the appointment was legal and the Senate Democratic leadership should be ashamed of themselves for trying to block it. One more reason I won't be voting for Barbara or Diane if they run for re-election.
Something the media has stupidly avoided in this controversy is why Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White refused to sign the governor's certificate of appointment. Mr. White happens to be black, and as one of the state's highest ranking officials and a Democrat, perhaps he imaged himself being appointed to the Senate to replace Obama. Click on his name to read a fascinating biography.
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