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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Friday, January 09, 2009

114 to 1

So, Blagojevich was impeached by the Illinois House on a vote of 114 to 1. This must scare Blago, since he now realizes he has no support in any quarter. A trial by the Illinois Senate will follow, and he will be out of a job if he is convicted. Given that the trial is political and Blago has no friends, this shows you he should just resign. He will be removed from office. It is a done deal.

This, by the way, is what impeachment looks like. Not the hyperpartisan farce of going after Bill Clinton for an affair with an intern.

Of course, a 114-1 vote begs the question: who was the one?

That was apparently a representative from the South side of Chicago named Milton Patterson. According to the Chicago Tribune, "After the vote, he said he didn't feel it was his job to vote to impeach the governor. He declined comment on whether he approved of the job Blagojevich is doing." As someone in my office just said, Representative Patterson could not be reached for further comment as his flight for Tahiti was leaving shortly and he was still trying to figure out how to stuff a large money sack he recently found into the overhead compartment.


Dr. Strangelove said...

In related news, the IL Supreme Court has ruled that Burris' appointment is valid, irrespective of the signature of the IL Secretary of State. It is time to seat Burris and move on.

Raised By Republicans said...

Yes, they should go ahead and seat him. But I wouldn't expect that the Democratic party to be sympathetic to his nomination for the official election.

Burris must be some kind of egomanic by the way. I just heard about this recently:

USwest said...

First black exchange student from Southern, IL to Hamburg Germany? Spare me.

Raised By Republicans said...

If he's dumb enough to run, this self monument thing will be enough to prevent him from standing a chance in a Democratic primary.

It also doesn't bode well for his attitude towards his being a Senator. It sounds to me like he is a shameless self promoter rather than a dedicated civil servant.