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Bye Bye Blago


Don't let the door hit your hair on the way out:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unanimously convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. Blagojevich becomes the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed by impeachment.

After a four-day trial, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict him of abuse of power, automatically removing the second-term Democrat. Democratic Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, one of his critics, immediately became governor.

In a second 59-0 vote, the Senate further barred Blagojevich from ever holding public office in Illinois again.

Gov. Blagojevich boycotted the first three days of his impeachment trial, complaining that it was nothing more than a "kangaroo court." But when he finally figured out that the Illinois Senate was serious about impeaching him, he strolled up to the microphone this morning and delivered an incredible 47 minute long "how could you do this to me, after all I've done for you" speech, but alas, to no avail. The AP notes, "Not a single legislator rose in Blagojevich's defense." Not surprisingly, he didn't stick around for the Senate vote.

He will eventually face a Federal corruption indictment with a trial possible this summer. As of now, he joins James Traficant in the Convicted Democrats with Bad Hair Hall of Fame.

I hear it's f**king golden.

Final thought -- Blago was a maverick right to the end, even refusing to wear the customary black-powersuit-with-red-striped-tie favored by other disgraced Democrat governors.



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Comments (12)

One would think that it's a... (Below threshold)

One would think that it's about time that voters in Illinois and this nation wake up.
Democrats, just another name for garbage.

Now it will be very, very i... (Below threshold)

Now it will be very, very interesting for the next few months.

Blago isn't going to go quietly.

Dems in Illinois (and Washington no doubt) are going to be nervous.

Blagojevich may now feel hi... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Blagojevich may now feel his best move is to make a deal with the federal prosecutor. If the governor is corrupt it's a sure thing that others are involved. Lots of Illinois politicians could get pulled into this before it's all over. You have to wonder if Obama could be one of them.

...even refusing to wear th... (Below threshold)
Paul Phillips:

...even refusing to wear the customary black-powersuit-with-red-striped-tie favored by other disgraced Democrat governors.

Ah, but did his wife wear pastel blue?

Poor Blago. I'm going to m... (Below threshold)

Poor Blago. I'm going to miss his antics.

GOOD BYE,ALOHA,ARIVADURCHY,... (Below threshold)


Balgojevich didn't do all t... (Below threshold)

Balgojevich didn't do all these things alone. The Illinois legislature, among many others, is likely breathing a sigh of relief that once they got Blagojevich out of the Governor's mansion they could get the spotlight to shine elsewhere. If any of the Illinois citizenry thinks this is finally the end of their troubles, they're in for a rude awakening. Just like any other crime family, when the Godfather is removed, another just takes his place.

"...out of the Governor's m... (Below threshold)

"...out of the Governor's mansion..."

Blago did not live in the Governors's mansion, he chose to commute at Illinois taxpayer's expense from Chicago to Springfield.....All because his wife did not to want to live out in the "sticks", the "boonies", where all those low class working people live. Typical Chicago arrogance.... and "we the people" elected another Chicago politician as POTUS....

Think Blago, if he's convic... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

Think Blago, if he's convicted, would be placed in the cell in the same wing as George Ryan? That wold be rich.

Or maybe Blago and Ryan could join with Spitzer and the NJ clown to form some sort of fallen governors traveling road show or barbershop quartet called Disgraceful Harmony.

The only career option for ... (Below threshold)

The only career option for a guy with his hair is televangelist. Benny Hinn - look out!

xiphos - "One would thi... (Below threshold)

xiphos - "One would think that it's about time that voters in Illinois and this nation wake up.
Democrats, just another name for garbage.

Congrats, you're the "Cognitive Dissonance Poster Child of the Day."

Conspicuous by their absent... (Below threshold)

Conspicuous by their absent from this thread are all the Dems, "the left," leftists, progressives, lefturds, leftoids and moonbats either condemning Blogo The Clown or defending him.

Now that's what I call TOXIC!






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