As a rule, I try to keep the focus of the blog local, but this is just too good:
After yesterday's scene outside the Senate building — in which a kindly, old, and, as Bobby Rush unsubtly pointed out, African-American man was barred from the Senate building in the rain — Senate Democrats have given in. The AP is reporting that Burris will soon be allowed to take office as the junior Senator from Illinois. Even if it doesn't end up helping his legal case, Blagojevich must be proud today that even as the least popular pol in America, with no political capital whatsoever, he has made the Senate blink.
Somewhere, Rod Blagojevich Is Laughing Maniacally