Friday, January 9, 2009

Roland Burris Mausoleum Addendum

Photo of Roland Burris's mausoleum, detailing his list of firsts
I wonder how Roland Burris, Illinois's newest senator, plans to update his pre-carved mausoleum?

He was pretty clever: leaving just enough space to allow an additional line or two, while still preserving a decent overall appearance in case he didn't have anything else to add before he died. I admire that kind of forethought.

But Burris carved himself into a corner when he set up his bullet list with the label "First African-American in Illinois to become"...

Because now he's a U.S. senator -- which is a pretty big deal and definitely would make the list of things to put on your mausoleum -- but he's not the first African-American senator from Illinois by a long shot.

What to do, what to do?

I know!

Same photo with the added item, U.S. Senator appointed by a governor who should have resigned

(By the way, whoever heard of using bullets on a grave marker? Has PowerPoint's influence reached its ultimate level?)

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