Newt Gingrich, in an interview with CNN 's Wolf Blitzer, promised to reward Sarah Palin with a presidential appointment. He made the promise a day after the former Alaska Governor offered an endorsement of his candidacy on Fox News.
It seems as though former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is the “gift that keeps on giving” as the man he appointed to replace Barack Obama in the Senate now appears to be sinking faster than a rock in Lake Michigan.
Roland Burris was finally sworn in to replace Presidet-elect Barack Obama as the junior Senator from Illinois. With Bible in hand, Burris took the oath of office from by Vice President Dick Cheney to complete his unlikely ascent to a US Senate seat.
The Court said that the Illinois Secretary of State Is not required to sign and affix his seal to Roland Burris' appointment; Nevertheless, Burris' appointment is legal and binding; And Burris can get a seal by other means.
On Wedesnday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Dick Durbin from Illinois, and the man chosen to fill the remaining two years of Barack Obama’s Senate term, Roland Burris, exchanged niceties one day after the infamous showdown on the Hill.
Today the 111th Congress convenes and the lingering question is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will make good on his threat to block Roland W. Burris from being sworn-in as the replacement for Barack Obama representing the state of Illinois.
Say what you may about Chicago politics but for one thing, there is never a dull moment. First, there was the improbable ascent of a Black, first term United States Senator inside the Beltway and his amazing victory in the November presidential election.