Let's see if it plays out like this. There are an awful lot of If/Then statements out there that allow an awful lot of wiggle room. Let's see if Harry Reid can figure out where he needs to wiggle.
1- Right or wrong Blagojevich is still Governor of Illinois.
2- The Governor of Illinois has the authority to name President Obama's successor.
3- Blago is sleazy. He is not, however, indicted or convicted.
4- Roland Burris is a dedicated Party candidate and has been elected to statewide office four times.
5- Jesse White won't be able to tumble out of the fact that he can't not certify Burris.
1- Reid has already said he'd wait to see the outcome of legal maneuvers in Illinois. That buys him time and space for wiggling.
2- White says that his hands are tied.
3- The President-elect gives his nod.
4- Reid expresses regret that Blago made all of this necessary, accepts Burris' credentials and all is forgiven.
What You Won't See
1- Blago apologizing
2- Burris apologizing
3- Harry Reid's chiropractic bill for a severly twisted arm
4- A no-run pledge from Burris for 2010. If he can run and hold the seat it won't be the Dems standing in his way.