Ed Driscoll

The Blagfire of the Vanities

Ed Morrissey has a lengthy post on Rod Blagojevich’s appointment of Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. As Ed writes, “Rod Blagojevich has apparently decided to take the Illinois Democratic Party down in flames along with himself”, concluding:

If Democrats thought they had a big enough political problem two weeks ago to put that seat at risk, they face an absolute catastrophe now. Blagojevich has exposed their petty political machinations, catching them caring more about party and power than about their constituents and clean government. Burris won’t stand a chance in re-election, and Illinois voters disgusted with Blagojevich will now become equally disgusted with the fools in Springfield who allowed Blagojevich to fill Obama’s remaining two years with a party insider. The Democrats may lose more than just the Senate seat in 2010.

That’s essentially up to new media–you can bet that its Old Media predecessors won’t remind voters of corruption on the left come election time.

More: Mark Finkelstein asks, “Ain’t this post-racial period great?”

Here we have one of the more famous members of the Black Congressional Caucus accusing Senate Democrats of threatening to act like Orville Faubus, George Wallace and perhaps the most iconic of segregationists, Bull Connor.

Bobby Rush, the former Black Panther who is now a congressman from Chicago, levelled his accusation on the CBS Early Show this morning in reaction to the letter signed by all 50 Senate Democrats declaring that they would not seat Roland Burris, the African-American that Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday named to take Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

Maybe Rush is simply paraphrasing Nora Ephron.