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Back live on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington and tomorrow's event unbelievably.
Historic on so many levels.
At least it was the fact that pres elect Obama will be our first African American commander in chief and president.
Many thought that they would never come last night the man -- -- -- in president elect Obama's senate seat went on the record with Greta Van Susteren.
You -- sworn in Illinois senator Roland Burris giving his take on the gravity of tomorrow's -- listen.
The public a little mama I'll cheer up -- -- you get so emotional I can't talk about it a lot because I never drink.
-- -- -- And a black man can be president of nice to come back.
Another big dream back and the fact that.
He comfortable -- in the law.
I couldn't imagine that the fact that I know him personally.
I don't care enough I'm sorry.
-- -- -- Even if -- John comprehension.
Senator -- as we all know had a wild ride getting to the senate after his appointed by the Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.
And now he -- the only African American senator.
In the United States senate with a -- Illinois -- -- democratic senator.
Roland -- live on top of the museum her pleaser but it's my pleasure good to be here what I've -- Wal-Mart would think absolutely.
I watched his speech today at noon.
And -- listen from the from those killed in molehill of Mississippi.
-- across Alabama and all over the country and and I wonder if you have a special feeling for this day.
Beyond all the rest that many had anticipated.
King day just sort of slid in here around so much history on its own good here.
Book award for Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
there would be no role in -- there would be no Barack Obama.
He paved the way he paid the price and he move this country forward in spite of all the opposition.
Incredible movie you know -- dogs and horses and whipped and jailed.
He fielded it and we are grateful to him -- look celebrated day what ever what we can hope.
We've gotten close to the content of character and away from color of skin but a little bit closer and -- -- would try anyway I.
I've wondered from them from the very first day I'm beginning to talk about you and learning about you reading about you.
How you came -- the decision to accept this appointment.
From the tainted governor global it.
Well one our attorney general.
While her litigation.
I know about that but let -- Obama called a little light on the whole -- of the -- because.
-- default but -- from a former attorney general yesterday and when that litigation was denied -- extreme -- What -- legislative -- -- selection that they didn't have.
And you know folder through the power rests with the governor.
You have the power to do that there's -- first thing -- -- -- -- There's no such thing -- -- governor but not a paid an appointment collect did you think about maybe waiting or did you figure well that's my opportunity I don't know what I did was I -- the tolling plan that -- -- -- -- the meeting.
I want out that night the black tie -- some of -- -- with 200 of my friends left little -- to go to -- but what we do this position so what -- I did.
And -- of of all those two words popular woman who won -- -- a negative and little caveats foolish article all of my state.
Talking to my supporters and friends and no one negative control after I got the call on Sunday I know that there -- little more could not be going out of senator be -- times.
I know my -- I know my people -- -- state government for twenty years available at.
-- put on the one to do this job central much people plenty of what did you what are your conversations been like.
That the people -- -- long though with the governor about people who -- Not at all be planted.
It will eventually I guess.
And I'd love to talk to win the world I don't it's certainly important that you did his job.
He performed his conscience and -- he had accomplished you do if -- the governor shall appointed vacancy when they.
When they for the -- become very little they can assure there might it didn't share.
Not Roland Burris and -- Senator from the citadel and oil that much more with him about his -- the United States -- about tomorrow's activities and what they made him and he is.
As our celebration of the peaceful change of power goes forward and studio they don't illinois' newest democratic senator Roland Burris.
Who filling the seat vacated by Barack Obama what he won the nomination and -- it's -- to -- That to be our next president what -- I can't not talk about governor Blagojevich he's taken up so much of our lives he -- you.
I know you haven't called for him to resign you feel like that not your place.
Did you get your sense that the people of Illinois deserves some leadership now that this process needs to go forward and they have -- this.
All the possible so important we've been impeached.
And -- from the Mediterranean and the feminist could be on trial.
And the -- have to -- the deliberation.
There all the evidence.
And remember -- system.
-- -- -- until you're proven guilty and he's not been proven guilty so.
He told me that you would like to have -- and ran against him a note -- would like to call them up and sort of fatherly way you put it.
I counseled him to a bit -- that that wasn't possible to do that no I did not have written in all six years.
And I haven't been around -- who -- with the government given that will be great I love you didn't get pointed you to be that senator.
Well it wasn't because I was hoping I could get the puck well and Obama almost replace by people.
Paula from all available at all of the country putting my name into the -- The best thing ever happened to -- that Monday did not -- when I'll let.
-- -- alleged illegality came out but.
People were seeking to -- that the best person to go what would be leaving my experience.
That's that I Manila government -- here's what the fourth time statewide never lost palatial Republican candidate.
-- and and therefore the best person I am -- look at -- letter BCI.
The vice chairman of the recurring cash committee among all the -- of the -- under the control of the -- of love that fact of the other national organization.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I feel like if somebody gave me the opportunity to serve the people might think in the way you've been given the opportunity I'd want to thank that.
Well that will get a rather than an -- haven't haven't -- at all contact the governor will.
It must be a strange strange way of being at the moment we'll know the allegations against this man and not being able to have a conversation went well look I was going to -- what about the good polygamy -- -- like that.
My thing is eleven million people of the fifth largest state in the nation.
That's wonderful and then helping were among other colleague from 99 in the great.
-- -- -- -- That's what I'm concerned about well good luck thank you feel a little work to become better you better -- it thank you sir my pleasure all right much to the president elect.
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