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Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich

January 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Rod Blagojevich was 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 on the broad charge of abuse of power, then again to disqualify him from ever again holding office in Illinois.

Under state law, the verdict instantly removed Blagojevich, a second-term Democrat schooled in the bare-knuckle politics of the Chicago Machine.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, one of his critics, automatically became governor.
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Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich

I suppose the folks of Illinois actually DO have some good sense after all. I hope the U.S. government trial goes as well!! Bubba will love this *fruit-loop*.

Long over due in my opinion. Quite frankly, I have often wondered, were the people of Illinois that stupid?? Were they THAT desperate??

How could they fall for this guy?? Twice? He’s a crook, nothing but a crook. It’s obvious in his every word. I wish the people of Illinois much luck, their new Governor is going to need it, Blago left one hell of a mess.

There is only one thing that could make this ANY better, and that would be if there were some way to tie Barack Obama into the evil deeds of one Rod Blagojevich. Yeah, I know, but I can dream can’t I??

Happy Trails LOSER!!

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2 Responses to “Ill. senate votes 59-0 to remove Gov. Blagojevich”

  1. comment number 1 by: Patrick Sperry

    I hope he gets convicted in Federal court. Then pretty boy could be very entertaining to all the Bubba’s…

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    If it wasn’t for the fact that Blago embarrassed Obama, he would probably been given a cabinet post or high level position in the Obama administration. After all, he’s just the type of politician that makes a good Democrat.