Bye, Bye Blago … Illinois Governor Blagojevich Impeached 59-0


Thursday as the Illinois Senate convened to determine Governor Rod Blagojevich’s future there were 3 certainties … death, taxes and that Blago would be impeached. The Illinois Senate did not disappoint as they voted 59–0 to impeach and oust Rod Blagojevich as Governor of Illinois.

The Illinois Senate removed Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich from office Thursday, convicting him on an article of impeachment that alleged a pattern of abuse of power.

The vote, 59 to 0, ended nearly two months of political spectacle in which Mr. Blagojevich, a second-term Democrat who rose from the ranks of Chicago ward politics on the strength of his charisma and the connections of his wife’s family, sought to salvage his career and reputation.

As Blago insisted that he was innocent, committed no crimes and his goal was always to help the people, the Illinois Senate for good measure then passed another vote 59–0 barred Democrat Blagojevich from ever again holding public office in the state.

Blago had boycotted the impeachment proceedings; however, showed up on the final day to address the Senate. The actions of Rod Blagojevich ever since the accusations of corruption, the tapes, the media appearances and the “victim” comments coming from the former Governor just make one scratch their collective heads to even fathom how such people are ever elected in the first place. Also, how much “Blago” type corruption goes on behind the scenes that we are never privy to?

With a vote on whether to oust him possible Thursday, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) made the surprise announcement regarding the governor this afternoon, prompting senators to murmur, smile and shake their heads in disbelief.

The governor has boycotted the first three days of his impeachment trial, arguing in a national media barnstorming blitz that the rules are stacked against him.


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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Bye, Bye Blago … Illinois Governor Blagojevich Impeached 59-0”

    1. Richard on January 30th, 2009 5:46 pm

      I think it was yet another pathetic spectacle to see this guy getting on all the media shows … and not getting any critical reception or questions.

      I guess the whole thing these days is …

      …entertainment, entertainment, entertainment.

    2. Greg on January 30th, 2009 6:36 pm

      Modern day lynching. Fitzpatrick, and Jesse “the Rat” Jackson Jr. abused their offices to gain political power over their enemies. Even Geraldo Rivera has been one of the leading Blagojevich defenders in the media, and accused the Illinois state Senate impeachment trial of being a kangaroo court.

    3. Carpe on January 30th, 2009 9:39 pm

      Blago is such a liar. Sheer lunacy!
      Hooray for the “kangaroo court.”

      Because it was a joy to watch them give that
      lying kangaroo a justice fruit smoothie enema

      I love it when the player gets played. It gives
      me that warm & fuzzy feeling inside that I love SO MUCH!

    4. arubatraveladvisory on January 30th, 2009 10:56 pm

      Many, many Democrats are rotten to the core like Blago.

      Think about it, Geitner (new treasury secretary), Daschle (currently nominated for Health and Human Services), Franken, etc. WERE ALL TAX CHEATS.

      These are the same people who now think they need to raise your taxes. Thanks guys……you don’t pay but we should see it as our duty to our country to pay more in taxes. Sickening.

      What a completely bizarre world we are living in.

    5. Miss-Underestimated on January 30th, 2009 11:04 pm

      Next Mayor Daley, how bout Rahm Emmanuel??

    6. BUN on January 31st, 2009 8:38 am

      Please help me get this man OUT of my face!!! Surely he will go away now that he is out of office????

    7. nurturer on January 31st, 2009 10:02 am

      Has anybody asked themselves why this guy was taken out so fast?

      I think the conclusion was reached that he had to be removed because of his close association to the new President. They will not permit any negative association with Barack Obama of any kind, to anybody. And if there is a negative association, then that association has to be removed. AT LEAST, from the public eye.

      In this case, the politicians ARE in touch with the people, because they realize how QUICKLY THE PUBLIC FORGETS and that’s what they’re counting on.

      By the way, ask another question. If Blago wanted to ‘sell’ Obama’s senate seat, how did Obama get it when he went for it?

    8. Miss-Underestimated on January 31st, 2009 10:43 am

      all roads lead to Obama

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