Chicago Tribune reports that Harry reid also interfered in the Senate appointment process of the Obama seat

Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democrat Harry Reid made it clear who he didn’t want in the post: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Danny Davis or Emil Jones.

Reid had no choice but to confirm this because

Sources believe that at least portions of the phone conversations are on tape.

but saying it was nothing wrong with it

“It is part of his job as majority leader to share his thoughts about candidates who have the qualities needed to succeed in the Senate.”

Reid tried to keep a mystery about the names discussed.

Reid declined to reveal the specific names discussed, saying he didn’t want to embarrass anyone.

How, Harry Reid is busy figuring out how to block Burris.

This DNC in Chicago move will provide a lot of entertainment, me thinks.

Alegre’s Corner cover the story with a mix in of Cornyn opposition
It seems he now has 2 senators to challenge
Burris meanwhile, told Lynn Sweet:
“We are the senator.”

Update
“They” may actually become senator according to this

But Reid conceded that “there’s always room to negotiate” when asked if his mind was absolutely closed to seating Burris.

While GOP smells blood in th water

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), speaking on “This Week,” called for a special election to fill the seat and said Democrats are afraid of one.

“The fear is that Republicans might somehow win the seat in Illinois if there’s a special election,” McConnell said. “But the process is so tainted, it’s such a tangled mess, that the only way to clear the air and to have a successor chosen in Illinois that everybody can have confidence in — and a process that they can have confidence in — is to have a special election.”