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Senate ethics panel opens Burris probe

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WASHINGTON--The Senate Ethics Committee, chaired by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is opening a preliminary probe into Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) and his seeming misleading statements about events leading up to his appointment by ousted Gov. Blagojevich to the Senate seat vacated by President Obama.

"Whenever allegations of improper conduct are brought to the attention of the
Senate Ethics Committee, we open a preliminary inquiry," Boxer Communications
Director Natalie Ravitz said Tuesday.


Burris, on his first statewide swing, said Tuesday he will cooperate with any state and Senate investigations.

A Senate probe could take months.

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It only serves to reason that this guy with a tombstone yet to be completed would do anything, promise to pay anything to get a seat that he could never win in an election with anyone in competition. How can anyone be surprised?

The phrase "I cannot tell a lie" is so unyielding and yet so useless, it seems, to memebers of the business community or those involved in political endeavors. Evasion of truth seems to be the hallmark of all controversial testimony. Burris has obviously no regard for "the complete truth". The ethics probe should be instantaneous but as stated by Sweet will take months. We spend decades seeking cures for cancer and AIDS. However, with political and business "cancers" our society should rally an immediate response. We have the tools to eliminate these "cancers". You throw the bums out of office or business.
Burris is obviously misleading himself...and we know he's attempting to mislead the rest of us.

If Burris is sent packing, back to Illinois, perhaps he and the former Governor can team-up, and do a lounge-act in Las Vegas! Called,
"Two of a Kind", and mutually delusional, they can revive the once-beloved show-business staple of paired comedians...

THE FORMER GOVERNOR IS GOING TO JAIL, THE LOUNGE
ACT WILL HAVE TO WAIT, MAYBE 7-10 YEARS!
BURRIS MAY LOSE HIS JOB, BUT HE ISN'T GOING TO
PRISON WITH MR. HAIRCUT!

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