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Shocker: Burris Won’t Face Perjury Rap

From a never worried Associated Press:

Burris Won’t Face Perjury Charge

June 19, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Sen. Roland Burris will not be charged with perjury for statements he made before an Illinois House impeachment committee because there isn’t enough evidence to support the charge, the state prosecutor investigating the case said Friday.

Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Schmidt said that while some of Burris’ statements were vague, they wouldn’t support a perjury charge.

”I am obviously very pleased with today’s decision by State’s Attorney John Schmidt. His investigation was both thorough and fair, and I am glad that the truth has prevailed,” Burris said in a statement.

”This matter has now been fully investigated; I cooperated at every phase of the process, and as I have said from the beginning, I have never engaged in any pay-to-play, never perjured myself, and came to this seat in an honest and legal way. Today’s announcement confirms all that,” he said

According to a wiretap transcript of conversations between Burris and Blagojevich, Burris promised to ”personally do something” for the then-governor’s campaign fund while pressing Blagojevich to appoint him to the seat.

The remark came after Robert Blagojevich urged Burris to ”keep me in mind and you know if you guys can just write checks that’d be fine, if we can’t find a way for you to tie in.”

”Okay, okay, well we, we, I, I will personally do something, okay,” Burris says.

Earlier in the conversation, Burris and Robert Blagojevich explored the possibility that Burris might raise campaign money on a larger scale.

”I know I could give him a check,” Burris said. ”Myself.” …

Was there ever any doubt.

In today’s America justice is blind — to any Democrat’s crimes.

Speaking of which, do we even have to point out how artfully the Associated Press managed to omit any mention of our hero’s party affiliation?

It was ever thus.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Shocker: Burris Won’t Face Perjury Rap”

  1. proreason says:


    By Chicago standards this isn’t even close to perjury.

    Actually, by Chicago standards, perjury doesn’t even exist.

    Except, of course, for Republicans.

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      There is no longer equal protection under the law. It is merely another tool to deter oppostion to the Democratic agenda.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      You or I break the law ……. off to Crossbar Hotel we go!!
      Dems break the law …….. its a feather in their cap. Sort of like a Battle Ribbon to be admired and some of the seasoned dems have a “Salad Bar” going, eh Teddy?

  2. canary says:

    It’s a black-supremist, racist, lawless administration in power, their deck of cards stacked with get out of jail free cards. Even Uncle Blagovich brags he’ll get away with his crimes. That’s why it amazes me the resources, time, and effort the White House Plantation and uncle tools is putting into sifting through their desert and pile for anything to use against the former administration. I guess it’s an environmental symptom of Obama’s living, breathing, eating, and sleeping with scary people.

  3. jrmcdonald says:

    Break the law, never get convicted; it’s cool being a liberal…

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    Libwit Leader Harry Reid made comment about how the “tourists” smelled .. I wonder how he ever got past the vile stench of his associates/fellow criminals in the halls of congress?!?

  5. Wamp says:

    When I worked amongst the West Africans, I noted they had a different scent permeating their presence. Asians have told me that we Americans (or Westerners) “smell of milk.” So, I would have to assume that normal, fly-over region, working Americans have a different scent and that those career flea-bag elitists making a career of their “service” on Capitol Hill find it different, and somehow revolting. Elitist Harry, Barbara, the other Harry, Murfa, Byrd, Dodd, Frank, and every stinkin’ Kennedy (was there any note here on what I saw buried on a page 6 two weeks back that the young CT Rep Kennedy has again left work for more drug rehab residence time? Pls insert here previous rant on Dems clinging by fingernails to power/position and spending time away from their jobs and representing their constituencies when they should resign or be recalled, vs generally most GOPs who resign or give up and go quietly when shamed…) needs to get canned.

    So, that vile stench, MR, is just good clean honest Americans and Reid is just in-bred with the Cali delegations and couldn’t remember the difference.

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