Monday, February 16, 2009

The first rule of shoveling

Roland Burris, the embattled junior senator from Illinois is facing more problems today as a result of his clarification of previous testimony he gave under oath to an Illinois state committee that was investigating whether or not to impeach now-former Governor Rod Blagojevich.

In a new affidavit made public over the weekend, Sen. Burris stated that he had been solicited for campaign contributions to the ex-governor -- a statement that contradicted testimony he gave to the state panel.

Whether the clarification resulted from Sen. Burris' review of his testimony to the state committee or from his fear that conversations between he and the ex-governor were taped by the FBI remains to be seen.

Maybe the senator forgot that it's easier to tell the truth in the first place because then you don't have to remember all of your lies.

Certainly Sen. Burris disregarded the first rule of shoveling -- when you're in a hole, stop digging.

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