Skip to comments.CNN: Evidence Mounts That Burris Paid To Play
Posted on 01/08/2009 12:15:26 PM PST by careyb
Who'd a thunk it?
“Crooked tool” belongs on his tombstone as one of his accomplishments ...
Your link does not go to CNN.com.
If that is true, Obama, Reid and all the Democrats have knowingly supported a ‘pay-to-play’ crook. Hmmm . . .
Those Senate seats are valuable. Do you think they just give them away? Come on, get with the program —> Change you can hope to believe in.
That does it. No I’m formally disillusioned with democrats.
The only way CNN would report this is at the request of Obama or one of his minions (Rahm comes to mind).
This is the gift that keeps on giving
First Reid opposes any of Blago’s picks and opposses Burris
then Reid gets left hanging, changes his story and accepts Burris
Now Burris appears more corrupt than first seen, and Reid looks stupid ONCE AGAIN!
Like some other poster suggested cue the circus music when reading threads about democrats.
LOL, why would this do it? Did you not think that anyone would accept an appointment from the devil is probably a bit of a devil himself? It goes back to what your mother told you, Tell me your friends and I will tell you your future, and birds of a feather flock together, anddddddddd, you will be known by the friends you keep. It applies every single time.
Excerpts from the transcript:
Fitzgerald: "In the governor words -- governor's words, quote, 'Fire all those bleeping people. Get them the bleep out of there. And get us some editorial support,' close quote. And the bleeps are not really bleeps."
(snip) "A month or so ago a $1.8 billion tollway project was announced. While that tollway project was being announced, Governor Blagojevich was privately seeking to have a person benefiting from that contract raise $100,000 in contributions, and privately the government (sic) said, 'I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they would perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, bleep 'em.' That's a quote. And the word 'bleep' was not the word he used."
Fitzgerald: The governor's own words describing the Senate seat, quote, "It's a bleeping valuable thing -- thing. You just don't give it away for nothing," close quote.
Another quote, "I've got this thing, and it's bleeping golden. And I'm just not giving it up for bleeping nothing. I'm not going to do it, and I can always use it; I can parachute me there," quote. Those are his words, not our characterization, other than with regard to the bleep.
The tapes reveal that Governor Blagojevich wanted a number of things in exchange for making the appointment to the Senate seat -- an appointment as secretary of health and human services or an ambassadorship, an appointment to a private foundation, a higher paying job for his wife or campaign contributions.
Hold it on the same day as the election to replace Emanuel.
Have you seen ETL’s post?
Maybe Burris paid Reid?
Burris: “there was certainly no pay to play involved because I don’t have no money.”
Burris faces toughest step up political ladder - Candidate points to experience in bid for governor
Chicago Tribune - Sunday, February 17, 2002
Author: Dan Mihalopoulos, Tribune staff reporter.
I handle the states money like my own, the candidate said. Ive made relatively little money, but I live as comfortably as anyone. Money has never been important to me, not at all.
Its not clear how much Burris has made, since he refuses to release tax returns. After leaving the attorney generals post, he became the managing partner of the Chicago law firm of Jones, Ware and Grenard, and pocketed a settlement, the size of which he refuses to disclose, when the firm dissolved in 1998.
Before Burris became attorney general, the firm he would later join had never received a state contract. But it earned more than $744,000 from the state between 1991 and 1997, records show. Burris said he was justified in steering work to a qualified minority-owned firm.
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