You had to have your doubts about anyone who was desperate enough to accept a Senate appointment at the hands of the badly tainted Rod Blagojevich. Roland Burris was that person, and he has proved those doubts justified, It now turns out that in sworn testimony, Burris concealed repeated conversations with the Blagojevich camp. He also didn’t mention that while asking Blagojevich for the appointment, he tried and failed to raise money on the governor’s behalf.
Now the Chicago Tribune is insisting that Burris resign:
“Let’s see if we have it right: Burris had zero contact with any of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s cronies about his interest in the Senate seat being vacated by President Barack Obama — unless you count that conversation with former chief of staff Lon Monk, and, on further reflection, the ones with insiders John Harris, Doug Scofield and John Wyma and, oh yeah, the governor’s brother and fundraising chief, Robert Blagojevich. But Burris didn’t raise a single dollar for