I want my O back!

Oscar the Grouch instead of Roland Burris for O Senator
Oscar the Grouch instead of Roland Burris for O Senator
I don’t really have an opinion about the Blagojevich thing other than the following:

  • Blagojevich IS the elected governor of Illinois
  • In America, you are innocent until proven guilty, even if they have tapes of you admitting a crime. Ask Rodney King
  • The Illinois state constitution gives the governor, not the legislature or the voters, the power to appoint a US Senator should the seat become vacant
  • To NOT appoint someone to fill the Illinois Senate seat would be just another in a long list of things the governor would be accused of doing. He is ethically, morally and constitutionally obligated to appoint someone. It is his job.

    And all these Senators posturing about not seating Roland Burris is just a bunch of crap. We here in “Real America” know that the whole lot of you paid for your seat in unhealthy doses of hubris, ego and campaign contributions. Please, quit the moral posturing. You’re all guilty of something. We just don’t have it on tape.

    Now, what really upsets me is the the letter “O” will no longer be represented in the US Senate. Is Sesame Street aware of this? Where are their lobbyists on this one? Can Oscar the Grouch be appointed? He may live in a trash can in New York, but I think he may be a legal resident of Chicago.

    I don’t think we should mourn the loss of the only African-American in the Senate as much as we should be mourning the loss of the Letter O representation. Obama was the One, the Only, the O.