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ANOTHER UPDATE @ 7:00 PM: Via email, the Obama Transition Team sent out a statement from the President-elect. He's not on board with Blago's move either:

"Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Governor Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it. I believe the best resolution would be for the Governor to resign his office and allow a lawful and appropriate process of succession to take place. While Governor Blagojevich is entitled to his day in court, the people of Illinois are entitled to a functioning government and major decisions free of taint and controversy," said President-elect Obama.
UPDATE: Reid says Burris is "unacceptable," and the Senate will not seat him as a Senator. Now if we can only get Reid and the Democrats to be so unified when the target of our ire isn't a Democrat.

What a creep. No one - no one - wants this hood to remain in office. Blago's been told his pick won't be seated. But he sends one anyway. And Roland Burris, his choice, has to be the biggest idiot (or worse) in American politics to accept a nomination from a crook.

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