Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Impeachment on the Horizon

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Impeachment on the Horizon

Blago is one step closer to having to hit the road, as a Illinois House Investigative Committee voted unanimously (21-0) to recommend impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich to the entire House. The full House might (read probably will) get a crack at the issue on Friday, and odds are very high that they'll send articles of impeachment over to the Senate. Blago's not impressed, and he figures he'll do better in the Senate. His only real justification for that belief is that Senate action will be presided over by a judge. Yeah, he's got nothing. On a positive note, a Blago spokesperson has promised that the governor would not resign before the House vote, so he'll either be impeached or not. That might not sound so positive, I agree, except didn't Blago at one point after his arrest indicate that he had no plans to name Obama's replacement? We all know how that turned out.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

The committee based its vote on a lengthy report detailing a litany of alleged abuses of the governor's power. The list includes Blagojevich expanding health care without legislative approval, spending state money on useless flu vaccines, refusing to release federal subpoenas and other government information to the public, widespread hiring abuses and pay-to-play activities in which big contributors often wound up with hefty state contracts.

If you're interested in getting your own glimpse of the resolution, you'll find it here.


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