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Burris should be shamed out of the senate sheet; he was ambitious but not honest and played the race card to frighten Reid and Durbin away from a hot situation so as not to hurt Obama and the Democratic victory and to get out of the news. Burris knew it, played it, protect Blago and hurt himself, his reputation, Chicago politicians and the US Senate. Shame on him; he is dishonest. Out he goes; we have had enough of liars and cheats in Washington. Shameful.

five hours after posting this affidavit do you really have ZERO (0) comments? is this a tribute to the senator's successful attempt to disguise these admissions as his valentine to the impeachment committee? or do people really not care that the senator may have perjured himself in his testimony to that impeachment committee?

People would do well to read the transcript of the impeachment committe hearing as well. It can be found at the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/16/us/politics/16burris.html?hp

What it shows is the incompetence of the people asking the questions. Like the lawyer that he is, and a former AG of Illinois to boot, Burris answered the questions he was asked without volunteering addition information. The committee members seemed so intent on showing how important they were that they forgot to ask the simple, pointed and straight-forward questions that would have elicited the answers they were looking for or even wait for complete answers before asking follow-up questions. Perhaps he should have offered the additional information he has provided now, but since he hadn't done anything wrong, and must have really wanted the job as the junior senator from Illinois, Burris didn't do so.

Bottom line...before Obama was even elected, be was approached about fund-raising for the former Governor and he said no. Where is the harm in that? Then after Obama was elected and he had expressed an interest in replacing him as senator, Burris was approached again. And again he said no, precisely because he thought it would be improper. Again, what did he do wrong there? I think the committee members are mad because of the fool they made of themselves.

From the beginning, Burris has comported as a sweaty, desperate little creature...clawing and scratching his way, by any and all means, into that Senate seat! The direct antithesis of what a "statesman" should be, Burris' slipping-and-sliding around the Blago Issue, has revealed, not who he has pretended to be...but who he really is...and that does not bode well for Illinois, or the nation. I pegged him, from the start, for the phony that he really is, and am not surprised that he...er...has "equivocated", in his quest.

So, now we have a Senator that we did not elect and who did not completely divulge his relationship with the governor--a requirement set forth by US Senate leaders for his admittance to the Senate. I thought that the moniker "turdblossom" left with Rove, but I am mistaken.

ROVE SHOULD BE IN JAIL, AND SOONER OR LATER HE
IS GOING TO GO, BURRIS DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG!
THE GOP DIDN'T ASK THE CORRECT QUESTIONS WHEN
THEY WERE ASKING SENATOR BURRIS FOR INFORMATION!
YOU GUYS WANT TO MAKE THIS A BIG STORY, LOSING
YOUR HOME IS A BIG STORY, LOSING YOUR JOB IS A
BIG STORY, GOING TO PRISON IS A BIG STORY ASK THE
FORMER GOV, BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO GO!

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