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Now for part -- -- -- senator Roland Burris practically overnight senator Burris has become possibly the most recognizable member the United States senate.
You know a senator Burris he disappointed the president elect Obama's open seat by the governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich.
Here's the inside story.
-- -- -- you know person you know sometimes they say people.
Feel for the camera lens or newspapers you don't get parity -- you don't get the full picture what's it what's it like really -- people that.
Is it still YouTube friendly going individual.
Things are coming out about his personality which I did not know.
But I was very excited when he was elected governor and I help -- -- liked it.
I was telling Illinois because I read the finances for twelve years -- the -- for -- in his underwear who -- -- -- memorial my government.
So I sought to help him in his staff.
Get squared away government and when he cut our budget we have five million dollar shortfall in this first you're going to end.
And so his budget officer was my assistant director was certainly an enormous -- back in 1970 to 77.
So I had good access to this young man.
And though they were able to take cuts in the budget.
I was saying on the campaign trail with a -- and a half 1000000500.
They cut out one point five million dollars and that budget.
How -- -- the payroll went down from 69000.
People to about 56000.
People thirteen thousand people.
-- there's been -- -- -- -- for years drawn salaries you know no feather -- with access employee access positions.
And they cut -- them they consolidated allow the operations.
And they say to hold a bunch of taxpayers' money how thin layer with -- and I just don't serve on a few other areas to try to help the government.
Because like twenty years experience in -- government.
Isn't that kind of -- I know that.
He's approachable and the new leasing business plan morning -- and unknown he comes out with the media -- sort of has a swagger and I mean.
I have very little contact with him.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I was certainly hoping that would happen but that never did happen.
Mean he was you know always often -- in this in doing that and I would try to touch -- with some of us.
People should they seek me out for advice but I was not one of his inner circle guys.
We it's it's using Airways jumped -- -- -- certainly friends right now there's well William I thought I saw one -- didn't what's the you have to all the Stanley -- a month to month.
-- can happen.
I don't know you but that someone.
This person gave a report shorter after December.
For the fifth from his people have been contributed funds -- because you have to get in before the deadline of December 31 because all of our contributing rules -- -- And so I would assume that they were seeking to raise funds -- as well as reelection effort -- -- well anyway there is a story turns out you went student the United States senate he's the governor after the prosecution says that absolutely.
I mean I don't it's slow readers here in Washington because it seem pretty obviously beginning.
Well there's a thing here called room to grow to -- thrilled to have you see -- to.
Tool to reason that -- on the senate rules.
And I should know I'm a lawyer went veteran general I would go to the -- ruled to have food and witness in this is reform that they did not have they must have it.
The certification by the secretary of state senate and secretary of state would not sign the governor's appointment.
So that's what we haven't.
You know what -- -- All of that those domestic in my humble opinion it's just crazy gymnastics.
You know they knew it didn't make any sense it was it was so -- -- the back of the -- constitution says the government feel like the weather -- The pizza you show -- and then.
This secretary of state Jesse White seed and playing games -- -- it -- him playing -- is nobody like governor Blagojevich not happy with it right.
That's what everybody governors of their -- -- all around.
So he said he would not -- -- that was signed by the governor.
Constant appointment was let's listen this was -- it -- because he tried to sell the seat.
We had nothing to do with me another new authority and -- -- on this -- are about to -- -- -- -- legal bills.
That's different that's illegal -- legal bills we have lawyers going to Illinois Supreme Court we -- more -- on everything he can't get to a federal court.
We -- more than Jim -- Good defense counsel shall lawyer went.
We have -- didn't -- -- from our law school that Charles Ogletree my team led by my legal pundit Tim right.
So we had that legal team and and then they can't do it for free.
Cleanly but the instant thing is is that if that hadn't happened.
You have -- being -- number 100.
Everybody I'm -- I'm not saying that is that nice Atlanta and I said that in more coming down and have -- that Minnesota.
New York and Colorado and -- but but the instant thing is that you know but -- an out everybody knows yet.
Obama bots are -- six because Biden came and.
Just today after I have some nice six so she did it as it -- after the decision to -- -- they actually.
Well let's hope so give me some visibility so I can demand a lot more for my thirteen million people.
And of course.
-- -- across America I can help them.
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