Rush to Judgment


Today at a news conference in Chicago, embattled Sen. Roland Burris implored the assembled to, “stop the rush to judgment.” (With the Senate Ethics Committee and a local prosecutor circling, Sen. Burris felt compelled to address questions about what he promised then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich before the governor appointed him to the Senate.)

I’ve heard that before, somewhere. Wait, wait, don’t tell me.

That’s right, on Jan. 22, Mr. Blagojevich told the Associated Press that the Illinois State Legislature, which was about to begin impeachment proceedings against him, would be guilty of a “rush to judgment.”

The proceedings began on Jan 23. Mr. Blagojevich was impeached on January 29.

Gee, Senator Burris, that “rush to judgment” defense worked for Blago, didn’t it? It should work for you, too? Right?

Fortunately, the people of Illinois have other options besides putting up with you as their Senator.  They don’t have to wait on the Senate Ethics Committee, a local prosecutor, or a timid Senate Majority Leader to act. They don’t have to wait for you to resign.

They can demand the state legislature to call for a special election immediately.

I urge that option.

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