Blagojevich Senate appointee Roland Burris went to the Capitol this morning for the opening of the 111th Congress and was sent away
, as promised
, by Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson. Burris left after a 20-minute conversation, details of which are regrettably unavailable. Burris says he is looking at "options" for claiming the seat. The other disputed Senator, Al Franken, despite a newly Senatorial tone
("I will work hard to earn your confidence"), will not go to Washington today to attempt seating.