Roland Burris says this is his media moment, but Illinois' "circus of the politically bizarre" still belongs to Rod Blagojevich, John Kass writes in the Chicago Tribune. No hapless jester, the brazenly calculated governor has dumped Democrats back into the racial politics Obama was supposed to transcend.
"Skin pigment trumps ideas, and Blagojevich, who may be facing a jury soon, wants all the friends he can get," Kass says. "I'm forced to tip my hat to Gov. Dead Meat on this one, for sheer brazenness."