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Executing the graceful reversal is part of what -- -- professional politician.
And here in Washington there was an almost complete 180 today in the matter of Illinois senate appointee Roland Burris while his chances of actually getting a senate seat seemed remote only a day ago.
Things are different now.
Correspondent Brian Wilson explains.
Trying to avoid another day of media chaos -- -- officials did their very best to circumvent the cameras as Roland Burris was escorted to his big meeting today.
Only Fox News was on hand as they attempted to sneak -- through the back always beneath the capitol.
-- senate majority leader Harry Reid had Burris turned away on Tuesday insisting that his paperwork was not an order.
Today it was all smiles as cameras were brought in for the official photo -- Despite the fact that he was appointed by Illinois scandal plagued governor Rod Blagojevich.
There are growing signs -- will eventually be seated and allowed to fill the senate position once held by Barack Obama.
President elect Obama himself weighed in saying that while he sees this as a senate matter.
If he gets -- -- I'm gonna work with Roland -- just like -- work with all the other senators to make sure that.
The people of normal and the people of the country -- -- But for senator Reid there is the remaining matter of a signature missing from Burris is paperwork we believe that the certification by the -- -- is vital.
That's -- federal.
But Reid is increasingly alone in his belief that Illinois secretary of state Jesse White must sign off on -- -- appointment white told a radio reporter today.
Senate Democrats were trying to make him the fall guy on the Burris affair.
Because seated him without my signature my signatures that there's certain required.
In order for the senate to.
Christian gentleman -- deceit that was that he deployed to buy a critical court which.
Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan is joined -- in telling the Illinois Supreme Court there is no signature requirement.
And as was previously reported senator Dianne Feinstein the outgoing chairman of the senate rules committee.
He is on record saying she thinks the signature is not required and that Burris should be seated.
Burris seems content to wait for this matter to be resolved.
Some thought today senate leaders might be looking to extract a promise from -- that he would not run for reelection and for -- -- Gunned down this wasn't even on the radar streak.
-- hadn't even brought it up and I was getting these rumors about conditions.
They weren't talking any conditions -- The Congressional Black Caucus weighed on on this today saying that all 41 of its members would like to see -- -- And Fox News has confirmed that there was a conversation.
Earlier in the week between Barack Obama and Harry Reid -- -- both -- decided.
It needed to be settled and settled amicable way.
-- Brian Wilson live on Capitol Hill Brian thanks -- the.
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