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CNN: Evidence Mounts That Burris Paid To Play
CNN via The Hope for America ^ | 1/8/09

Posted on 01/08/2009 12:15:26 PM PST by careyb

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1 posted on 01/08/2009 12:15:26 PM PST by careyb
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“Crooked tool” belongs on his tombstone as one of his accomplishments ...


2 posted on 01/08/2009 12:16:37 PM PST by mgc1122
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Your link does not go to CNN.com.


3 posted on 01/08/2009 12:16:46 PM PST by Constitution Day (Big Brotha Is Watching You)
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4 posted on 01/08/2009 12:17:28 PM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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If that is true, Obama, Reid and all the Democrats have knowingly supported a ‘pay-to-play’ crook. Hmmm . . .


5 posted on 01/08/2009 12:22:30 PM PST by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: Free America52

How’s that?


6 posted on 01/08/2009 12:24:26 PM PST by Arguendo
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To: careyb

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.


7 posted on 01/08/2009 12:24:49 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: careyb

That does it. No I’m formally disillusioned with democrats.


8 posted on 01/08/2009 12:28:10 PM PST by End Times Sentinel (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: careyb

The only way CNN would report this is at the request of Obama or one of his minions (Rahm comes to mind).


9 posted on 01/08/2009 12:28:48 PM PST by saganite
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To: Free America52

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!


10 posted on 01/08/2009 12:29:39 PM PST by PGR88
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To: careyb

Like some other poster suggested cue the circus music when reading threads about democrats.


11 posted on 01/08/2009 12:30:53 PM PST by linn37
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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.


12 posted on 01/08/2009 12:34:01 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: careyb
For more information on Burris go here:

Roland Burris: Not a Virgin in A Chicago Whorehouse

OR HERE.

CHICAGO: CRIME KIND OF TOWN

13 posted on 01/08/2009 12:34:42 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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Justice Department Briefing on Blagojevich Investigation:
Patrick Fitzgerald, United States attorney general for the Northern District of Illinois [speaking to press]:
Published: December 9, 2008

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."

(snip)

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/us/politics/09text-illinois.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
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14 posted on 01/08/2009 12:34:42 PM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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Special election?

Hold it on the same day as the election to replace Emanuel.

-PJ

15 posted on 01/08/2009 12:34:45 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: ETL; maggief

Have you seen ETL’s post?


16 posted on 01/08/2009 12:36:27 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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Burris: "there was certainly no pay to play involved because I don't have no money."
17 posted on 01/08/2009 12:37:42 PM PST by McGruff (Burris: "there was certainly no pay to play involved because I don't have no money.")
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To: PGR88

Maybe Burris paid Reid?


18 posted on 01/08/2009 12:42:08 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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Burris: “there was certainly no pay to play involved because I don’t have no money.”

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Oh, yeah?

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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.

EXCERPT

“I handle the state’s money like my own,” the candidate said. “I’ve made relatively little money, but I live as comfortably as anyone. Money has never been important to me, not at all.”

It’s not clear how much Burris has made, since he refuses to release tax returns. After leaving the attorney general’s 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.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 12:42:35 PM PST by maggief
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To: hoosiermama

Yep. Thanks!


20 posted on 01/08/2009 12:43:04 PM PST by maggief
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