You have to feel for Roland Burris. He's come into a dream come true -- appointed to be a US Senator. And his dream turned into a nightmare.
All of this drama because the Illinois Democrats didn't have the stones to do something about Blagojevich. Now, the Senate Democrats want to do something to show they don't approve of Blagojevich, so they want to punish ... Burris.
By law, the governor of Illinois has the sole authority to appoint Obama's replacement. The man he has named is to all appearances clean -- maybe one of the few Illinois politicians not under investigation for something. There is no legal, or really even ethical, reason to deny Roland Burris a Senate seat.
Hopefully Reid and company will decide to handle this matter honorably rather than punish Burris simply because he's the only one they can.