This is being rumored. The deal is that Burris will be seated, will not run in 2010 as he as vocally indicated he would do, then leave office into an ambassadorship. This will give Illinois time to recruit a solid Democratic Candidate to run in 2010. They need to hurry up on this because Mark Kirk, IL-10, congressman is all over local television here in Chicago, looking more like an uncorrupted candidate for the Republican Party.
Democrats need to get this distraction off the table before Barack Obama's Inauguration, January 20, 2009.