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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blago's Team Plays Hardball

Here's an intriguing development in the Blago impeachment. Claiming that the Illinois Senate had set up an impossible situation for the governor, Blago's lawyers are planning to sit out the impeachment trial. Blago will apparently face his accusers and jury alone. Here's what the Sun-Times had to say:

Lead defense lawyer Ed Genson said the governor instructed him not to show up.

"I think the rules the Senate adopted are unfair," Genson said.

Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. said neither he nor his father will be there, either.

Genson, Adam and Sam Adam Sr. comprise the bulk the of governor's legal team.

"It's a kangaroo court," Adam said. "You can't possibly get any fairness out of it. It's completely un-American."

Adam said the trial was akin to a "lynching" and likened tactics by senators to those used at Guantanamo Bay.

At least they're not resorting to exaggeration.

Will this move garner Blago any sympathy? Will we all feel bad for him being unfairly railroaded, and will we then rise up to demand a stop? Or will we just sit back, watch him found guilty, and wait for him to be run out of office? I'm betting the latter.


At 11:45 AM, January 17, 2009, Anonymous Mike said...

At least we have learned how to use the methods of Gitmo on someone who might actually deserve them...


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