Nah-nah-nah-nah, hey-hey-hey, gooooood-bye!

From the Times, via Political Animal:
Senator Roland Burris, the Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the seat of President Obama, is expected to announce Friday that he will not seek election to a full Senate term, party officials said.

The decision to be announced in Chicago does not come as a surprise since Mr. Burris has not been aggressively raising money or showing other signs of organizing for what would be a difficult campaign given the circumstances of his appointment.

Mr. Burris, 71, a former Illinois attorney general and longtime presence in state politics, was picked by Mr. Blagojevich after disclosures that the governor, who was later impeached and indicted on corruption charges, was seeking to trade the appointment for personal and political gain.
I am, let us say, not a fan of Sen. Burris. He should never have been appointed. His nomination was a [tight grouping][sexual congress] from the very beginning, and the further disclosures about his untidy dealings with Blago et al have done nothing but worsen his already-tarnished image. I am sorry he occupied the seat in the first place, but am glad to know he won't be in it for long.

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