Burris said it best, “I AM the SENATOR!” What took so long? Some cried racism without credibility but the “fact” of assumption that his appointment wasn’t valid had many pondering. Some said it was a matter of paperwork (but since it was being stalled that’s not a fair assessment). Others put their foots in their mouths and had to back down (that would be Harry Reid). Roland Burris is now the Junior Senator representing Illinois. I bet all the people who turned down Blago are kicking themselves somewhere right now. Note to the Madigan family: if you don’t first succeed try and try again!