Burris defends the impeached Blagojevich
I am totally stunned and shocked beyond belief! Have these people NO SHAME?
While surfing Newsgator, I came across this article at American Thinker. Granted, AT is a conservative website, but…. when they make a valid point, I’m willing to listen. Here is a meaty quote gleaned from the CBS show Face the Nation, where Burris gave this fascinating rendition of logic. I have to ask, was he channeling as the attorney for the most notorious gangster in Chicago history,
Al Capone or was he really referring to Hot Rod Blagojevich?
Now here is what Burris said in Blago’s defense: (at Nation link)
“While distancing himself from Blagojevich’s troubles stemming from his arrest on Federal corruption charges last month (“I have nothing to do with all of his problems. Those are his problems.”), Burris also defended the man who appointed him to fill Obama’s seat.
“Remember this: a person who does bad can also do good,” Burris said. “What Governor Blagojevich did was good for the U.S. and the people of Illinois … Appointing me to that vacancy was certainly good.”
The same was said about Al Capone, he was untouchable by the law because he owned them all. I remember watching the reruns of “The Untouchables” with Elliot Ness who was not in the good graces of the local population of Chicago. Simply because he was interfering in what had become a comfortable lifestyle for many in spite of the corruption.
Of course, the rich were happy but so were the poor happy with the status quo. They had protection gifted to them by the MOB. This was “Prohibition” bootlegging alcohol was Big business. Ask the Kennedys!
You had to be on the inside if you were considered affluent. If anyone attempted to denegrate the poor people, Capone stepped in helping the poor person afflicted with a hyperactive landlord by sending his thugs in teaching the uncouth near-do-well a lesson . At the same time, creating another client for himself paying into his insurance scam. (Business owners and Real estate titans always were made to “pay” for security ensuring a mishap would not befall their holdings. (livelihoods)
It was a win-win all the way with Capone keeping everyone happy. Some even crying for him when he was arrested saying, “He was a good man.” …Well, almost everyone, except the IRS… Capone forgot about his parter, the Federal government.. However, they didn’t forget about him. He was tried and convicted of Tax Evasion and sent to prison for life.
Nothing has really changed. Has it? Money buys everything… nevermind the law… How about the Presidency?