Commentary: For Sen. Burris, it's all about bucks

This editorial appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat.

Well, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has been busy since his controversial appointment by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Burris set up his 2010 re-election Web site (actually the Web site was registered on Jan. 8, a week before he was sworn into office).

Now he is asking the Senate Ethics Committee to let him set up a legal defense fund. He's in hot water for changing his statements about his contacts with Blagojevich's representatives. Before the appointment, Blagojevich was arrested for allegedly trying to sell the seat.

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