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January 6, 2009

What's wrong with Roland Burris?

1. He smells like tacos.
2. He once dated Dick Durbin's wife and things got weird. I swear, I'm not making it up.
3. He is really Rod Blagojevich in elaborate prosthetic make-up.
4. He's so mean he once shot a man for just snoring.
5. Actually, there's no more wrong with him than any other politician. Harry Reid is just being a grand-standing poser. Come on, Harry! Read the Constitution and slow down when you get to the 17th Amendment:

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from
each State
, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each
Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the
qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of
the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the
Senate, the executive authority of each State shall issue writs of
election to fill such vacancies
: Provided, That the legislature
of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary
appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the
legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election
or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the

1 comment:

  1. They're all so ridiculous, aren't they? There is a bottom line as you've indicated - just because Reid doesn't like it doesn't mean he can ignore it. The longer they spend time fighting this "everybody loses" battle, the less they time they spend on more pressing issues.