Reid Throws Burris Overboard
by Josh Orton, Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 12:05:53 PM EST
Actions speaking louder than words:
Acting Chief of Staff to Senator Roland Burris, Darrel Thompson, has resigned his position, according to senior staffers in the US Senate.
Darrel Thompson, a former Senior Adviser to Senator Harry Reid, had been dispatched by Senator Reid to assist incoming Senator Burris in helping to fill senior staff positions in the office, develop a legislative strategy for the Senator's policy priorities, and build out constituent services.
Darrel is very close to Reid, and will now return as his Senior Advisor. He's a great guy to work with and knows the Hill inside and out - Reid loaning him out to Burris was both significant and symbolic.
And so is taking him back. Burris is toast.