Roland Burris, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, will not be allowed on the Senate floor, according to the aides -- one who is familiar with Senate Democratic leaders' plans, and the other an aide to the Senate Democratic leadership.
Democrats in the Senate have twice this week said they have the authority to refuse to accept anyone appointed by Blagojevich, who was arrested December 9, accused by federal authorities of corruption, including allegedly trying to sell Obama's seat for personal gain.
Dumb criminals turn on their own in an attempt to convince us they're innocent, but I think we're past that with Congress.
We know it's corrupt.
We also know that this is a sign of a dying empire. Where previous corruption was focused on a few incidents, it's now business as usual -- legitimized corruption by lobbyists, or oligarchy.
Look forward to more updates as the USA spirals into third-world conditions.