Here’s Rep. Bobby Rush defending Senator Burris in the Sun-Times. We’ll see if this gets wider coverage:
“He hasn’t done anything that’s indictable,” said Rep. Bobby Rush, who added that many politicians calling for Burris to resign have “stalking horses” ready for test-runs for his seat.
Burris’ backers said other senators involved in far more unseemly conduct have not been asked to resign. Rush, who also is a minister, apparently referred to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) when he spoke of a politician who “drove off a bridge. People died.”
In a reference to Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Rush mentioned “a senator accused of misconduct in a men’s room.”
“You’re all at his home every morning; when he goes to bed,” said the Rev. Janette Wilson. “You didn’t do this for priests . . . wanted for pedophilia.”
Burris lied, but nobody died!