By Payne Williams | Saturday, November 21st, 2009 at 11:00 am
In its stinging coverage of this equally stinging reprimand, the Washington Post reported that in a formal assessment of Burris’ honesty, the Ethics Committee stated:
“Your shifting explanations about your sworn statements appear less than candid.”
Gee, news must become accuratized with distance. The write-up in Chicago was not as benign as the almost congratulatory WaPo Daily. Perhaps, like Congress, WaPo should read what they take action on? At the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman writes:
Roland Burris is a lying snake
The Senate Select Committee on Ethics has completed its investigation of Sen. Roland Burris, and his office is trumpeting its finding that he committed no “actionable violations of the law.” What his press release didn’t mention is that the committee also found he had provided “incorrect, inconsistent, misleading or incomplete information” about his appointment to the Senate. Which is senatorese for, “Pants on fire!”
….The result is that he gets to call himself a senator and can boast that he’s never been indicted. But to most Illinoisans, Burris will always be remembered as a lying snake.
Poor snakes, been downhill since Adam. Now they’re being compared to politicians. Whur be PETA when you need’m?
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