Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blagojevich Calls Check

Hoot! Well played Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D). You don’t achieve high level government positions without knowing how the game is played. Move that Rook forward and call check on the King.

Blagojevich on Tuesday said he is appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fulfill the last two years of Obama’s Senate term, but Burris is unlikely to actually serve in the seat. Secretary of State Jesse White said he is refusing to co-sign the paperwork, thereby blocking the appointment.

The plea thickened when U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush joined the news conference and thanked God for Blagojevich’s selection of Burris because he is an African American with 40 years of public service. … “I don’t think there’s anyone, any U.S. senator, who’s sitting in the Senate right now, [who] would want to go on record to deny one African American from being seated in the U.S. Senate. I don’t think they want to go on record doing that.”

So the black Knight Jesse White blocks the move and a Pawn is rushed forward. I wonder if Blagojevich has a Bishop covering his Rook. Power, after all, is an ancient game.