Burris sworn in

Vice President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007400" title="Dick Cheney" href="/topic/politics/government/dick-cheney-PEPLT007400.topic">Dick Cheney</a> (right) conducts a mock swearing-in of Sen. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007550" title="Roland Burris" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/roland-burris-PEPLT000007550.topic">Roland Burris</a> (D-Ill.) with Burris' wife, Berlean, at his side  Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burris was appointed by beleaguered <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a> to fill the seat vacated by President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a>.

( Chicago Tribune photo by Nancy Stone / January 15, 2009 )

Vice President Dick Cheney (right) conducts a mock swearing-in of Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) with Burris' wife, Berlean, at his side Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Burris was appointed by beleaguered Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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