Thursday, January 08, 2009

My New Senator

Senate Democrats have now decided that they will seat Blago's choice to replace Obama, and apparent high bidder, Roland Burris. Here's a question: does Burris add to or detract from the character of the Democrats already in the Senate? 

Consider a few other fine individuals in the Senate:

  • Robert Byrd (D-WV) - current President pro tempore of the Senate, former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan

  • Ted Kennedy (D-MA) - committed manslaughter (never charged) by driving (drunk) into a channel with a young woman he was having an affair with - she drowned.  

  • Al Franken (D-MN) - tax cheat and all around disgusting human being. 

  • Patrick Leahy (D-VT) - forced to give up his vice-chairmanship of Senate Intelligence Committee after leaking classified information to a reporter about an operation against Egyptian sponsored terrorism - at least one operative died because of the reporter's story, earning the senator the nickname "Leaky Leahy." He later leaked classified information about a Reagan operation to topple Libyan dictator and terrorist Moamarr Gadhafi, causing the operation to be aborted. Not too much later, he allowed a reporter to view classified reports on Iran-Contra. But don't worry, he's a hero because he opposed the Iraq war. 

At least a huge abortion extremist who argued that you have the right to kill your new born baby if it survives an abortion is no longer in the Senate, but I guess having Barack Obama as president isn't an improvement. 

The good news is, Burris will probably be beaten by moderate Republican Congressman Mark Kirk during the next election. I also encourage NY Gov. Patterson to, you know, appoint Caroline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton's seat, because, you know, she'll also be easy to beat, you know. 


Mitch Weerstra said...

Your roll call of elite Democrats oddly enough excludes the "honorable" Chris Dodd, the senior Senator from Connecticut. Mr Dodd, who as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee received extremely favorable term on mortgages for both of the houses he owns, one in DC and the other in Connecticut. His first statement was that he received no favorable rate on either of his loans, a position later proved to be false by a number of different newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the Hartford Courant. He promised to later release documents clarifying the loans and their respective terms but has failed to comply with his own promise on the issue.

Jon Vander Plas said...

Thanks Mitchbo for adding to the list. Dodd is certainly worthy. And just imagine if I was to start a list of Democratic Congressmen. Barney Frank, Charlie Wrangle, Jesse Jackson Jr., etc. That would be a lengthy list.