Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bye, Bye Blago

Rod Blagojevich was removed from office today by the Illinois Senate by a 59-0 vote. He was also prohibited from holding any other public office in Illinois, also by a 59-0 vote. I got to listen to some of the statements of the Senators. (Thanks to WUIS in Springfield, IL for providing the bandwidth so I could listen on my iPhone this afternoon) I was transfixed while listening to the roll call vote as name after name was called, each one voting 'Yes'.

Blagojevich made a fool of himself in all this. If he had half a brain, he would have resigned immediately after he was arrested. Instead over the past six weeks with the Roland Burris mess and his media blitz over the past few days, he made himself look like an idiot and brought shame on the Governor's office.

The great State of Illinois is well rid of him, but we probably haven't heard the last of him with his Federal trial coming up.


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