Burris gets OK from Illinois sec. of state
Following a decision by the Illinois Supreme Court, Jesse White, the Illinois secretary of state, has certified Roland Burris' appointment to the Senate, removing a major roadblock blocking Burris' ascension to the body.
According to his office, White has signed a certificate saying that Roland Burris' appointment document is "true and accurate."
The move came just hours after Illinois' top state court ruled that White's approval was not necessary for a valid appointment to the Senate for Burris by Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
And Reid, as usual, is looking for a way to screw it up...
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has refused to allow Burris to take a Senate seat with White's countersignature, said Senate lawyers and officials were reviewing White's action.
"The Senate Parliamentarian, the Secretary of the Senate and Senate Legal Counsel are advising Senate Leadership as we consider a way forward," said Jim Manley, Reid's spokesman, on Friday evening.
A word of advice to the Senate leader...
When you're standing in a hole...STOP DIGGING!...