THE BLOG
01/07/2009 07:59 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Why Won't Harry Reid Seat Roland Burris??

Who says there's no difference between Democrats and Republicans?

When Republicans take power, they band together and fight Democrats. When Democrats take power, they split apart and eat their own.

Just look what's happening with Roland Burris. It is monumentally stupid, and political suicide, for Democrats to deny him his Senate seat.

So what if he was appointed by Rod Blagojevich? The appointment was legal. Burris is qualified. End of story. Or should be.

Instead, Harry Reid has launched this absurd crusade to block Burris's appointment because he doesn't like Rod Blagojevich. Hello? Nobody likes Rod Blagojevich. That's irrelevant.

Doesn't the Majority Leader get it? By making such a fuss over Burris - having Senate goons stop him at the Senate door - Democrats are only making him look like a victim, making the Democratic party look intolerant, and keeping this issue alive for weeks or months.

How much smarter it would be to just give Burris his seat - and then move on, with one more solid Democratic vote, to fight Republicans over the stimulus package - and stop fighting each other.