Burris and Bunning: The Immovable Clowns of the Senate

It’s easy to spot a political embarrassment, but getting rid of one isn’t always as simple – something that both parties in the U.S. Senate are now being reminded of.
Democrats would just as soon be rid of Roland Burris, the Blagojevich-tainted appointee who is now the subject of investigations by both the Senate ethics committee and a county attorney in Illinois, but are probably stuck with him through next year. And Republicans would be equally thrilled to see Jim Bunning, who forecasted Supreme Court Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg’s imminent death last weekend (and then misspelled her name in the obligatory non-apology apology statement that followed), walk away but will be lucky if he doesn’t return for another six-year term in January 2011.