Oh Yeah Roland Burris Is Your New Senator!
One of the more exciting things we did not tell you yesterday, because Ken was too busy Googling for gifs of John McCain's three heads licking each other, is that Roland Burris finally TRIUMPHED over the racist Senate establishment and will be seated as "the junior senator from Illinois," which is to say, "the poor man's Barack Obama."
Burris's brief but successful campaign was a colorful circus of race-baiting, publicity stunts, and general knavery that embarrassed everyone. But! The one thing is was not was illegal, so in the end everybody who had so firmly been against bowing to the Blagojevich Taint had to relent.
Alas, all of Roland Burris's new Senate colleagues think he is a pathetic clown who stooped to an appointment that no decent Democrat would accept, and he is just a junior senator anyway so it's not like he'll be in line for any tasty committee chairmanships or anything. Basically he is now the most powerless senator in America, and the most reviled.