I was worried Al Franken would be a Senator until I read that Harry Reid said Norm Coleman was finished. Reid said Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to the Senate would never happen, and it is happening. Reid is great at predicting one thing, and then the opposite becomes reality.
My prediction is that Senator Reid is serving his last term in the Senate.
And that Governor Blagojevich will still be governor of Illinois when Reid says farewell.
DeWayne Wickham, Opposition to Burris might blow up on Democrats, USA Today, January 6, 2008, paints a clear picture of how foolish Reid was in trying to be judge, jury, and executioner before our justice system was given a chance to fulfill its obligations.
Senator Reid, it seems strange that a person in your position must be instructed about the presumption of innocence and that you can't assess guilt by association. You of all persons should know that you can't take a short-cut to justice.
That's called vigilantism.
It's the sort of thing lynch mobs do.