Reid Stalls For Time

January 7, 2009 6:27 a.m.

The upshot of the meeting between Roland Burris and Sens. Reid and Durbin seems to be that Harry Reid finds Burris to be a nice man.

Talking it over here and seems like Reid is walking this back from the edge of the cliff a bit, hanging their legal hat on the the Illinois court case over whether the secretary of state can legitimately withhold his signature from the certification of Blago’s appointment of Burris.

Reid seems to be suggesting that the ball is in the Illinois courts, which opens the door to seating him once that legal dispute is resolved. Even the Illinois secretary of state has conceded that he can’t stop the appointment.

So it looks like just a matter of time before Burris is seated.

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