Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Appointee Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree

Technically, the fact that Burris's incompetent son got a plum job from Pay Rod Blagojevich doesn't make Pappa Burris a crook. In fact, it might play the other way – obviously Blago did Burris a favor, providing employment for someone who certainly sounds unemployable without daddy's political connections:

“The son of embattled Sen. Roland Burris is a federal tax deadbeat who landed a $75,000-a-year state job under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich five months ago, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Blagojevich's administration hired Roland W. Burris II as a senior counsel for the state's housing authority Sept. 10 -- about six weeks after the Internal Revenue Service slapped a $34,163 tax lien on Burris II and three weeks after a mortgage company filed a foreclosure suit on his South Side house.”

One wonders what Pappa Burris had to sign up for to find a job for his deadbeat kid.