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 Post subject: Re: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SCANDAL
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:11 pm 
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My 2 cents worth:

Why do we give Patrick Fitzgerald so much credit? In the outing of a CIA agent he got a conviction on perjury of some lower level Repug pimp. The guilty parties at the top of the chain, Cheney and Rove, were never even charged with any crime. Not the non-partisan poster child the MSM has made him out to be.

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 Post subject: Re: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SCANDAL
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Well, well, well... if the Illinois Statehouse members were sitting in Congress over the last four years, would they have impeached Bush?


BLAGOJEVICH IMPEACHED: House Votes Against Governor 114-1

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, an unprecedented action that sets up a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

Impeachment required just 60 votes. The final result was 114-1.

Legislators accused the second-term Democratic governor of letting down the people of Illinois by letting ego and ambition drive his decisions.

"It's our duty to clean up the mess and stop the freak show that's become Illinois government," said Rep. Jack D. Franks, a Democrat.

Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9 on federal charges that include allegations he schemed to profit from his power to name Obama's replacement in the Senate. The criminal complaint included an FBI agent's sworn affidavit describing wiretaps that caught Blagojevich allegedly talking about what he could get for the seat, how to pressure people into making campaign contributions and more.

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 Post subject: Re: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SCANDAL
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Maybe this distraction will stop now??


Senate Votes To Remove Blagojevich From Office, 59-0

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a government-for-sale scandal that stretched from Chicago to Capitol Hill and turned the foul-mouthed politician into a national punchline.

Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, becomes the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed by impeachment.


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