More importantly, the Reid maneuvers are yet another instance of political game-playing. Like it or not, Blagojevich remains Illinois governor and has current law on his side. Should the Illinois Supreme Court be asked to rule on the situation, and they respect the state law on the books that they have sworn to uphold, that would reinforce Blagojevich’s action and further strengthen his position in general.
It’s understandable that Harry Reid does not like that Blagojevich has apparently checkmated the political maestros in Illinois and Washington. But, unless Reid thinks Burris bought the seat, he should move on.
More specifically - Reid should move his focus to Minnesota, put the country first regardless of party, and tell a bad actor he will not let him steal a U.S. Senate seat.