If I Were Holding a Demonstration for Roland Burris…

You know when I would schedule it?

Inauguration Day.

There will be hundreds of thousands of African-Americans in Washington that day to celebrate the swearing in of President-Elect Barack Obama.

If I were an ambitious black leader, I would be preparing for a demonstration to support continuation of one black United States Senator—Roland Burris.

And, if I were Barack Obama, I would ever so quietly pass the word to those white Democratic Party U.S. Senators to make sure than Burris was sworn in before my day in the international sun.

The alternative would be the danger of Burris being too large a story on January 20, 2009.

Can you think of a better end game for the racist pitch made by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Congressman Bobby Rush?

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