by Marathon Pundit
One of the major villeins in the Roland Burris saga is Illinois' other senator, Dick Durbin.
Just a few hours after former Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested for allegedly attempting to sell Barack Obama's old Senate seat, Durbin called for a special election to fill that office. Fearing a Republican would win such an election, Durbin backed off, and along with his boss, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and settled on the position that the Senate would refuse to seat anyone Blago appointed.
Blagojevich then chose Burris, and Durbin and the rest of the Senate welcomed him into that body.
No one should be surprised by Durbin, a man-of-a-thousand faces. After all, Durbin, who is 64, has spent almost his entire adult life as a legislator, or working for a legislator. He has no concept of the real world.
In Greece, Durbin said Burris' statements on the matter of his appointment were incomplete.
Well, Senator, we knew that already. That's because we are living in the real world.
Remember senator, had you stuck to your call for a special election, none of this mess would have ever transpired.
Sadly, Durbin won't face Illinois voters until 2014.