I saw him on the news this morning. Probably $enator Roland Burris tried to defend his appointment by (A) playing the race card, (B) saying Blago's problems are not his problems, and (C) acting all surprised by the backlash from everyone — everyone including Barack Obama.
The man must be a power hunger kleptocrat in typical Chicago fashion to get on television as boldly as he has and demand a seat in the United States Senate.
New York is showing maturity in rejecting Caroline Kennedy [who cares what the last name is, did you see she's a KENNEDY!!!]. Illinois is showing it has yet to move beyond its kleptocratic regime.