2009 is going to be a fun year.
By the way, you think the newly selected senator from the "Land of Drinkin, I mean Lincoln" is totally clean when it comes to the "buying the seat" stuff, you might want to check this out. There is certainly enough cash flowing between Burris and Blago to raise a few eyebrows:
Burris, his lobbying firm, his clients and a law firm that includes him donated $127,986 to Blagojevich since the governor took office. Burris himself gave $4,500 to the governor, including $1,000 last June. His lobbying firm, Burris & Lebed Consulting, gave $10,796 in cash and services. The law firm with which Burris is affiliated kicked in $5,000 for the governor. Burris' consulting firm has gotten $294,546.30 in state contracts under Blagojevich.
Burris' lobbying clients -- which were under contract with the state for $3.09 million while he represented them -- contributed $107,690 for the governor.
Oh yeah, tons of money floating back and forth!I gotta get going or I am going to be late.
Happy New Year, everyone!