Again, call Harry Reid, "Acting Illinois Governor", if these reports are true.
Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democrat Harry Reid made it clear who he didn’t want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or Emil Jones.
Rather, Reid called Blagojevich to argue he appoint either state Veterans Affairs chief Tammy Duckworth or Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Why was Harry Reid making calls to Blago? Why is he trying to tell Illinois politicians what to do in picking a replacement for Obama? I understand he is the senate leader, but this is too much. And funny, all the candidates he pushed against are African-American. What is up with that one? Obama is African-American and won, why not these other candidates? I am not a fan of JJJ or Emil Jones (he is too old), but still this interfering is just too much. For the record Tammy Duckworth ran for the congressional seat in IL-06 and lost, while all the others mentioned above have won seats in their districts.
Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero confirmed that Reid (D-Nev.) and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) — the new chief of the Senate Democratic political operation — each called Blagojevich’s campaign office separately Dec. 3. Sources believe that at least portions of the phone conversations are on tape.
And they are on tape telling Blago who to appoint? Ain't it a bitch.
All of this stinks from HIGH HEAVEN. Which is why the senate never should have stepped in the Blago mud pile.
Amazing. Reid don't have the spine to go against Bush & Co, don't have the spine to denounce traitor Joe Lieberman, but has all the spine in the world to get into Illinois politics.