In his press conference just now, Barack Obama softened his approach on seating Roland Burris:
“That is a Senate matter. But I know Roland Burris, obviously he’s from my home state. I think he’s a fine public servant. If he gets seated then I’m gonna work with Roland Burris just like I work with all the other senators to make sure that the people of Illinois and the people of the country are served.”
If he gets seated, I’ll work with him? That’s different from his earlier statement that Burris shouldn’t be seated.
Late Update: The video:
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