Saturday, January 3, 2009

Reid, Burris to Meet about Obama' senate seat

Well, I hope this is going towards a consensus on this Obama senate seat. Maybe, Reid is willing to meet Burris after the flurry of the last 24 hours and Reid's injection into Illinois politics.

Or maybe the Democratic Establishment is getting the message that it is getting nasty out here and someone needs to be seated to take this eye sore off the media table.

Arrangements are under way for a Wednesday meeting between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Roland Burris, the Democrat tapped by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to succeed President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, ABC News has learned.

Burris confidant and business partner Fred Lebed of Chicago tells ABC News that, despite the opposition of Senate leaders, Burris is on track to arrive in Washington Monday, and on Capitol Hill, Tuesday.

"He intends to be sworn in and seated in the U.S. Senate," said Lebed, who added that Burris and his "staff" are "looking forward to get sworn in, seated, and to roll up our sleeves."

When Burris arrives at the doors of the U.S. Senate next week, says Lebed, "he will have a few close friends and supporters with him. he is very careful and has cautioned me to make sure this is not a spectacle."

Again, we will see what happens. Burris is a solid seat warmer, though appointed by the embattled Governor Blagojevich. In fact, he may be the one cleanest Illinois politician that any governor has appointed.


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