The Republicans have been planning to block Franken for some time, and Reid should have factored that in when he drew up his Burris game plan. Until Reid announced he'd refuse to seat Burris because he didn't have a certificate, the Dems had an argument that the Senate Republicans were just playing politics.
Now they're stuck trying to explain the double standard for Franken and Burris.
Ugh. You've got to be kidding me. Heckuva job, Harry.
AMERICAblog captures my feelings well:
Great. The Senate is going to be the battleground. If change is going to happen, it has to get through that body. None of what's happening now bodes well for the rest of the session.
The drama should be over passing the stimulus package, considering the precarious state of our economy. This is a time for leadership, not gamesmanship.