I swear to God, I was telling Sap just the other day that the smart money was on Burris in this fight, that Reid's ability to get steamrolled by strong opponents is matched only by his ability to get steamrolled by weak opponents. I've never seen a boxer so afraid of a fight. Furthermore, Blago is not yet facing any formal charges, and I'm not sure what argument Reid could use in a courtroom to justify not seating someone legally appointed by a sitting, and still technically innocent, governor. I even wrote a post about it yesterday, but deleted it thinking that perhaps McConnell would figure out a way to keep Burris out just to keep the spectacle going.
Reid really is the poster child for Democratic spinelessness.