Quite a tease by Carol Marin and the S-T copy desk in her column-cum-headline, “Too late for ex-Burris backers to cut and run.” She limits her critique to the most recent backing Burris received to get him into the Senate so he could “stand strong with the president on behalf of the stimulus package.”
Apart from that standing-strong nonsense — against what pressure to vote otherwise? — what about the backing Burris got over many years as pure black hack, emphasis on black as his pretty-much sole qualification, getting into two state offices, slated and endorsed over many years?
For a minute there, I thought Marin was going to lay into the establishment, giving us a truly revolutionary look at Illinois politics. Instead, myopia.