Durbin admits that the Illinois mess is the Democrat's fault. It's just not his fault. Here's the quote from Ryan Keith's article in The State Journal-Register:
"“This mess is our creation, Democratic creation, and there are no excuses for what has happened,” Durbin, a Springfield resident and the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said in an interview Thursday with The State Journal-Register editorial board.In brief: Durbin says, "This mess is our [the Democrats] creation" - but Blago didn't return his calls, so he couldn't "work closely" with him to fix what he doesn't know how to fix - and "they" have to own up to "their" own responsibility.
Durbin said he’s tried to work more closely with Blagojevich on key issues, but doesn’t get his phone calls returned regularly. He said he doesn’t know what it will take to fix the problems or whether he or anyone else in Washington could help cut through the morass.
“I don’t know that I could ride to the rescue of our state government,” Durbin said. “They have to own up to their own responsibility.”"
I don't hear any Democrat using the word "responsibility" unless his finger is pointed in someone else's direction, so I don't know who "they" is. But I do know who is going to pay.
You don't mind yet another tax increase to clean up yet another morass, do you? Still wondering how to vote?
(Via Free Will)