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In major turn-around Obama now says Burris should be seated quickly

Now it is becoming a little clearer — MSNBC is reporting that Obama stepped in yesterday and told Harry Reid to more or less make this Burris “distraction” go away.

And there’s this from the Chicago Tribune:

Obama told Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and others when he visited Capitol Hill this week “that if Burris had legal standing—and it appears he has—he should be seated as quickly as possible,” a senior Democratic official said Wednesday. Obama earlier had sided with Reid’s opposition to the appointment.

What’s interesting is why did they take that route to begin with.  Maybe they thought Burris would not accept or that Blagojevich would back off but they had to know there would be problems with their stance.  And Barack Obama, constitutional scholar that he is, certainly knew he was on thin ice.  Looks a little bit like Obama flipped on Reid, doesn’t it?  He went out on Sunday Meet The Press saying Burris would not be seated, thinking Obama had his back.  Nope.  Not surprising.  But now they are all backpedaling and Burris will be seated, as he should be.

See this rendition by John Kass, Obama serves Reid taste of the Chicago way.

And P.E.B.O has made how many speeches now on the economy, I think four or five, and yet he can’t make a simple statement on the Gaza crisis because “there’s only one president at a time.”  Today he makes a — the sky is falling, major panic, need more money, hurry, hurry, hurry print more money speech…..  It makes me ill.  $800 billion plus?

Posted:  01.08.09

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