WashPo: Burris Should Resign

He's been previously asked for his resignation, but Sen. Roland Burris has stood his ground.

The Washington Post joined the chorus on Monday, laying out the case in six brief paragraphs, and citing the wiretapped conversations between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother as the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

Within a week of each other in February, both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times said Burris should give up the job the indicted governor handed to him.

At the time, it was mostly because a "cloud of suspicion" would hang over anyone Blagojevich appointed. 

Since then, Burris seems to have tripped over his words and dug himself a deep hole.  

From the Washington Post:

"We warned that anyone who accepted the appointment from Mr. Blagojevich to fill Mr. Obama's Senate seat would be suspect. With each passing month, Mr. Burris proves us right. He proves why the power to fill Senate vacancies should rest with voters at the ballot box in a special election. And he proves why he should resign."

Of the editorial, the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet says "so what?" 

"...as if Burris would budge just because an out-of-state paper barked at him," said Sweet.

Because, of course, Burris isn't engaging the media anyway.

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