While Senate Democrats may have all kinds of colorful names for Roland Burris, the new junior Senator from Illinois, “the Lord’s work” probably isn’t one of them:
I’m in there every day working with the people because that’s what the Lord has directed me. Can you all imagine a young, Black kid in Centralia, Illinois, at the age of sixteen saying he wanted to do two things? One, to be a lawyer and the other, to be a statewide elected official. Reflect on this, my Christian friends. There weren’t that many Black lawyers in 1953, let alone any Black politicians in 1953. That wasn’t me, that was the Lord! As the thirty-ninth attorney general of the sixth-largest state in America, that’s the Lord’s work.
Consider this an update on an earlier post. I’m still waiting for the first reporter to question whether Burris is a theocratic tyrant seeking to impose his own cramped worldview on good secular Americans.
(h/t Geraghty, as is so often the case)