Well, Senator Burris (D-IL) is from Illinois.
Let's just say that the Democratic Party over there has a history of this sort of thing.
Annnnd that would be perjury:
Blago hit up Burris for cash
EXCLUSIVE | In his third sworn version of events, senator confirms pitch for donations
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post — something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.
Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.
As Ed Morrissey notes, it’s impossible to believe that Burris “forgot” that the brother of the Governor hit him up twice for money. It is possible to believe that Burris suddenly found out that he might be on an FBI tape or two – something suggested by the Sun-Times article – which would explain why we’re on v.3.0 of the official How I Got My Senate Seat narrative by the junior Senator from Illinois. I can’t wait for v.4.0, particularly if it’s part of the larger narrative of How Every Politician In Illinois Went To Jail.
By the way: Harry Reid? Yeah, this is why people do that entire “stick to your guns” thing. Because right now the only thing you’ve done by seating this guy is do our 2010 campaign ads for us. Whether or not Burris lasts that long.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.