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Burris In

Looks like Burris is being seated.

This is the right result. And while (as I said in the podcast) I’ve heard arguments on both sides, I was most convinced by the ones saying that if the senate didn’t seat Burris, and Burris took it to court, Burris would probably win.

Whatever Blago did, he is still Governor. The legislature could have impeached or scheduled a special election, but they did not. He was within his full rights to appoint someone.

I still think though that he should have been a real dick about it and appointed either himself, Fitzgerald, or some random homeless guy.

Gupta!

Well, turns out our good Governor was just in Iraq and her staff did a really bad job managing the message while she was gone. But hey, as I’m sure most of you heard yesterday Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General!

(via Drudge and dozens of other places)