A little while ago, I told you the tale of two Senators. Roland Burris was being denied entry to the Capitol, and Al Franken was being let in. Then the world went topsy-turvy, or what my fraternity brother likes to call “a political hypocrisy.” They let Burris in, and now he’s being frank about the contacts he had with the impeached and ejected governor of Illinois, and Franken is still sitting on the sidelines, following the rules, waiting at the door.
Apparently having integrity is going to win the race, like the tortoise in the famous story. But it sure is painful to watch the black equivalent of george bush wandering around the Senate and the state of Illinois with little idea of what to do or how to do it, but spouting platitudes and being defended by his lawyer, while the progressive Senator from Minnesota waits patiently for the four-month old recount and judicial process keeps him from voting on stimulus bills and helping to pass the President’s agenda to help the rest of us.