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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I think they meant "Burris" as in the plural of "Burri"

BBA Exclusive: a transcript of a conversation between two unidentified Democratic Party of Illinois operatives, regarding Governor Blago's choice for the U.S. Senate:
"Look, Blago's radioactive. Anybody who takes this appointment is screwed. We gotta give it to somebody we don't like."

"Yeah, that's a good idea. Who're you thinking?"

"One of them Burris in Wisconsin. They're a pain in the ass. Give it to one of them."

"Burris, Wisconsin. Got it. Done deal."
Mistaking "Burris," plural, for "Burris," singular (because the educational system down there is pretty substandard), and noting that Roland W. Burris currently works for a Milwaukee-based law firm, Governor Blagojevich appointed Mr. Burris.

Which actually works out for me. It would have been a pain having to visit Steve in prison.