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Roland Burris Admits He Tried to Raise Money For Rod Blagojevich

February 17, 2009

 Today Senator Roland Burris, Rod Blagojevich’s pick to replace Obama’s vacant senate seat, changed his story once again, if I am counting right this is the third time he has changed his story. And this is the most damaging yet.

 He is now admitting that he actually did try to raise money for Rod Blagojevich, and he did it while he was trying to acquire  Obama’s vacant seat. 

 Here is Roland Burris’ confession:

According to Burris, the governor’s brother told him: “We need to raise some funds. We hope that you could probably get some of your friends together.”

To which Burris said he responded: “What type of money we looking for?”

Burris said the governor’s brother asked if he could raise something in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. Burris said he replied: “I don’t know, but I can’t do it now because we are in the midst of an election. Call me after the election.”

 And he continued:

“So some time shortly after Obama was elected, the brother called,” Burris continued. “And now in the meantime, I’d talked to some people about trying to see if we could put a fund-raiser on. Nobody was — they said we aren’t giving money to the governor. And I said, ‘OK.’ You know, I can’t tell them what to do with their money.

“So when the (governor’s) brother called me back, I said, ‘Well, look Rob…I can’t raise any money from my friends. I said, maybe my partner and I, you can talk this over and see, could we go to some other people that we might be able to talk to that would help us out if we give — because we give a fundraiser in the law office, nobody going to show up. We’ll probably have a thousand dollars for you or something to that effect.’”

 Burris’ defense before this confession was that he didn’t raise a dollar for Blagojevich, which he didn’t. However he did try to raise the money, he just couldn’t. He forgot to mention that part of the story.

 I think this seals his fate and it is time for him to resign. Another corrupt Chicago politician. And the White House if full of them.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2009 10:45 pm

    Please forgive me if I don’t act surprised.


  2. February 18, 2009 1:10 am

    It’s Chicago. Who could you replace him with?


    • February 18, 2009 6:08 am

      rjjrdg,perhaps they should let Obama pick his own replacement. He has such good luck with his cabinet appointees. HEHE.


  3. February 18, 2009 1:55 am

    I think by now that no politician from Chicago is to be trusted, ESPECIALLY NObama!! Can’t people see what has been going on? When will the average Americans start realizing that maybe they got sold down the river last November? Maybe SWINDLED is a better word.


  4. February 18, 2009 6:13 am

    Swindled is a better word, Joe, but there is nothing that we can do about it. Hopefully people will realize what is going on in time for the 2010 election and we can limit him a little bit after that.


  5. Deb permalink
    February 18, 2009 7:29 pm

    Be careful what you wish for. Maybe Burris will be a cabinet appointee…….


  6. February 18, 2009 7:35 pm

    He will fir right in!


  7. February 19, 2009 12:30 am

    Maybe I am just getting too cynical. It just made sense for someone who was selected after a tainted process to not be squeaky clean. The only reason I can see why Burris would have even accepted was for the power that seat had.


  8. February 19, 2009 12:32 am

    “He will fir right in!”

    I disagree. He isn’t a tax cheat (that we know of yet).


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