I’m sorry, but someone has to say it. What in the hell is going on in Illinois? I swear, if this governor was black he’d be clanging his tin cup on the bars praying that someone hears it. He would not be gallivanting about town getting the opportunity to say or appoint jack…or Roland. There is no way he would get to have his say, explain what happened with the infamous “selling” of the seat, and in the face of the white community, push forward and appoint someone to what has become the most prominent, coveted, and controversial seat in government. Who does he think he is? Bush?
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the appointment of former Illinois Attorney General, Roland Burris, whose career and reputation precedes him in the Illinois government. But, at the same time, while Obama refers to him as a “good man”, he still denounces the appointment and will support the Democratic Senate on reversing Blagojevich’s decision. Then, to compound things, in comes Bobby Rush, who, from the beginning of the question of who would succeed Obama, put the fire under Blagojevich to appoint a black candidate.
It is understandable that some, like former Black Panther turned U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, would want the Senate seat to remain occupied by a black face. But, we have to ask, “Is that all it is?” Burris is definitely qualified for the job, but is Blagojevich using him as a pawn? Because more than likely, the appointment is null and void. We have long seen the disadvantage of unaffected, self-serving politicians, but when we have those in “black face” sparingly representing the black community’s interests it is more than disappointing, it is defeating. How do you feel about the appointment? Is it necessary that Barack’s old seat be filled by another black candidate? Keep in mind, Barack was the only black face in the Senate. Get all the details here while you make up your mind.