Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

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Blago 1, Reid 0

I wonder how Harry Reid feels being outfoxed by a sociopath. 

Who would have predicted just a week ago that Blago's pick for the senate, Roland Burris, would actually be seated by the Senate Democrats, but that's exactly what's going to happen in the next week or so.

Hand it to Blago:  the guy may be more delusional than the big three auto CEOs, but he does have political instincts.  He knew that by nominating an African-American with impeccable credentials for Obama's old seat, it put Reid in an untenable position.  And that's exactly what happened.

Burris is a pitbull, and he wasn't going to be denied this capstone to his career.  The spectacle of having the Burris Circus outside the Senate for the next two months was simply too much, and Reid -- and Obama to some extent -- folded like a cheap tent.

It doesn't change Blago's situation one iota: he's going to be removed from office, and will eventually spend a long time in the pokey.  But he got one last chance to gum up the works, embarrass the Democrats, and make Obama look silly.  Well played, Governor nutjob.

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January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterG

we Illinois folk are proud of our politics

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermitch

No argument here. Reid and Democratic leadership have no backbone.

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