I can always catch my breath later. But Roland Burris, the choice of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to succeed Barack Obama in the Senate, has made it into the Capitol building. The crowd of aides, journalists and cameramen accompanying Burris into the building had all the makings of the entourage that accompanies a heavyweight boxing contender as he leaves his dressing room and heads towards the ring. Clearly the most exciting event to hit Washington since the Beatles came here in 1964.
Doesn't look like George Wal, oops, I mean Harry Reid blocked the doorway.
Burris is hoping to present his credentials when the new Senate gets sworn in at noon today. A press conference is expected soon. More to come.