Burris Called Blagojevich Aide to Get Nephew a State Job

Friday, January 9, 2009

Is Limp Noodle Reid and DiFi paying attention to this revelation?

Before Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked him to fill the Barack Obama’s empty U.S. Senate seat, Roland Burris called a top Blagojevich aide to recommend his nephew for a state job, a close Burris aide said today.

Fred Lebed, who runs a lobbying and consulting firm with Burris, said Burris called Blagojevich’s top financial officer John Filan on behalf of his nephew, Steven Burris, who had applied for a state as a chief financial officer with the Illinois Historical Preservation Agency.

Steven Burris had called his uncle to ask him to be a reference for the job, Lebed said.

Burris has known Filan for 30 years and in the course of one of their  conversations he mentioned his nephew’s interest in the state post, Lebed said.

Later, Lebed said, the governor’s former chief of staff, John Harris, approved hiring Steven Burris. But his nephew never was able to take the post because of the state’s budget constraints.

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2 Responses to Burris Called Blagojevich Aide to Get Nephew a State Job

  1. Big Hank says:

    Reid and Feinstein don’t care about this.

    What they fear is being called a racist if they follow the law and refuse to seat Roland Burris. Taint?

    Oh yeah, that’s the skin between a man’s balls and asshole.

  2. libhomo says:

    Big Hank: It was illegal for the Senate to refuse to seat Burris. The Illinois Supreme Court made what should have been obvious abundantly clear.

    General Comment: I don’t see anything wrong with Burris offering a job recommendation for a nephew. Burris wasn’t offering anything in return for it.

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