Poor Roland Burris, Illinois’ newly-minted Democratic senator, may well find himself returned to private life due to certain, er, “mistakes” and “glitches” having to do with his testimony about the extent of his relationship with former-governor Rod Blagojevich. Patterico indicates that a possible replacement being floated has a few problems of his own. State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has ties to Tony Rezko and perhaps to Chicago mob figures, as well.
I’m thinking that even the most optimistic political wildcatter looking for a clean Democrat in Illinois would have abandoned this hole long ago.
Update: Haw! Richard McEnroe makes a great point: "Let's lower the bar a bit. Will the FIRST honest Democrat in Illinois please raise your hand?"