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Stiff-Arming Burris

This is one way to keep Roland Burris out of the Senate: Should Roland Burris show up on Tuesday to assume Barack Obama’s Senate seat, Democratic leaders have instructed the Senate doorkeeper from barring him from the Senate floor. If Burris objects, then the U.S. Capitol Police will stop him and escort him from the premises. Burris told CNN that, "We're certainly going to make contacts with the leadership to let them know that the governor of Illinois has made a legal appointment. And that I am currently the junior senator for the State of Illinois. And we're hoping and praying that, you know, they will see the reason in appointing me as a very qualified, capable, able and ready-to-serve individual."