Today The Washington Post called on Roland Burris to resign his Blago-appointed seat in the U.S. Senate. The newspaper of record in our nation’s capital didn’t exactly go out on a limb to do this, but did it deserve a brush-off by Lynn Sweet, columnist and Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times?
“On Monday, the Washington Post weighed in as if Burris would budge just because an out-of-state paper barked at him,” Sweet wrote on her Sun-Times blog.
So newspapers should keep quiet about Burris just because he has ignored all calls for him to resign thus far? I don’t think so.
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Don’t forget to check back here later tonight for a recap of what Patti Blagojevich does today on “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!”