From the moment that Mr. Burris was selected, he strove to portray himself as a blameless public servant. The sad pictures of Mr. Burris being cast out into the rain by the Democratic leadership of the Senate, which initially refused to seat him, turned public opinion in his favor. Mr. Burris got his seat. But this latest revelation makes a mockery of his professions of no quid pro quo. It is a violation of the public trust. The people of Illinois have suffered enough. Mr. Burris should resign.
The hole just gets deeper and deeper, and Burris keeps digging. He has no credibility.
There’s only one honorable action for Burris: resign.
Now. (Not that he will. He’s an egomaniac, after all.)