Congressman Bobby L. Rush, Representing Illinois’ 1st Distict, called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to name a black man or woman to the seat.

The Illinois governor has said he plans to name the replacement by the end of the year. That person would serve out the remaining two years of Obama’s term.Bobby Rush Surgery

“We don’t want (Blagojevich) to short-circuit the will and the wisdom of the state of Illinois,” Rush told, after holding a press conference in Chicago announcing his petition drive for the governor to name a black candidate. As we speak, there are no African Americans in the Senate. (Blagojevich) has the power to put one there.”


Who in hell is Mr. Rush to decide this should be / is a race issue.

Let a white guy say this and not only is his career over but Jessie Jackson et. al. will be crying loud and long about how this country has not made any progress on racial issues.

The hypocrisy is enough to make me want to puke.

One other thing. Now that America has voted a black man into the office, can we finally say that racism has finally taken a back seat on this bus?  After all, without the white vote he never would have made it.

Apparently Mr Rush is himself a racist.

Of all groups, the black community should be the group to be setting the bar. All I can hear now is “clang-a-lang-lang”.