Buchanan Wheels Out the Projector

From Media Matters: On Hardball, Buchanan said Reid doesn't want Burris seated "[b]ecause he's an African-American"
Summary: On Hardball, Pat Buchanan said of Roland Burris' appointment to the Senate and the Senate leadership's refusal to seat him: "[W]hy does [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid not want this guy? Why can't he get elected? Because he's an African-American." However, neither Matthews nor Buchanan mentioned that Reid stated -- well before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Burris -- that the Senate would consider rejecting anyone appointed by Blagojevich. Nor did they mention that Reid previously denied that his opposition to Burris was based on race.
Uh-huh. Pat Buchanan saying someone else is a racist. I'm just gonna let the irony of that sink in.

Look, the reason why the Senate - and quite a few Democrats and liberals in general - are opposed to this is because Burris is Gov. Blagojevich's appointment, and Blago has essentially given up his right to act with any authority because of his corruption. In fact, an appointment to fill President Obama's Senate seat is precisely what the whole corruption thing is over. How can we trust any decision he makes, or anyone he appoints?