I am perilously close to being gobsmacked by this transcript of the Burris/Blagojevich conversation (via Hot Air). I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me that there's enough there to indicate that Roland Burris flat-out lied about not trading favors and money for the Senate seat. I am not, however, so stunned as to be unable to remind people about this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this...
Hold on: let's see that video again.
...this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and, finally, this. In short - and may you have as an enjoyable time reviewing those posts as I did - Rod Blagojevich's pick of Roland Burris for the Illinois Senate was a transparent trap - and Harry Reid and the rest of the Democratic Senate caucus sprung it anyway. In fact, not being content with springing the trap, Reid and his caucus insisted on making every possible mistake that they could, too. All because they were afraid. People will be writing about this act of political revenge fifty years from now, and mocking the Senator from Nevada on every page, too.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.