One by one the top Democrats fell in line opposing Rod Blagojevich's appointee to the United States Senate. After mocking the Republicans for a 'culture of corruption,' the Democratic Party would take a stand.
Then something happened.... Racial undertones were used comparing the Democratic leadership to segregationists.... then they started to back off. Rod Blagojevich may have been impeached, but his choice for Senate will live on, or so it would appear.
And that brings us to now, which Roland Burris poised to become the junior Senator from the state of Illinois.
Surprising? Talk about doubletalk:
"I started off obviously skeptical, as all of the Democratic members did," Durbin, D-Ill., said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "But as time has gone on and we've looked closely, we want to be fair to Roland Burris. If he has the proper certification and papers, then we're going to take one look at the process and move forward from there."
Corruption rewarded, even before the next Congress opens.