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Illinois Senate votes to remove Gov Blagojevich from office

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Good riddance!

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Done, and done.

Don't let the door hit you, etc... etc...

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I think that, given the absence of proof of criminality, recall would have been superior to impeachment. However, the 59-0 vote and the absence of defense for him among the electorate in Illinois suggests that recall would simply have been a somewhat longer process with the same result.

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Like I said, just his name was enough for me!

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SezWho2,

Illinos does not have a direct democracy, where voters can make and repeal laws, as well as recall elected officials. The Illinois legislature took this issue up in April last year, with the House passing a bill, but running into trouble in the Senate. Only 24 states have the ability to recall elected officials.

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Democrat or not, it's heartening to see this guys turfed from office.

No votes of support. Good riddance.

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John "Silky Pony" Edwards still defends Blago.

Guilty.

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Positively Rovian, isn't it -

"If you're impeaching me," Blagojevich told lawmakers," ... let's demand that President Obama fire Rahm Emanuel, because Rahm Emanuel is the one who gave me this idea."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-blagojevich-impeachment-removal,0,5791846.story

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Has Obama offered Blago a Cabinet position yet?

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I actually hate to see this guy go. He was quite entertaining.

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Another Chicago politician headed for jail. Oh wait, where's Obama from? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! One thing's for sure. Blagojevich has reverse male pattern baldness.

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I liked the guys hair. I also admired him for standing up for himself. There really was no proof that this guy did anything wrong.

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Obama was one of the top strategists for Blago 2002. I am suspecting that the Federal case will be dropped due to political concerns -but I hope it is not.

If Illinois is the model expect more deficit spending (and corruption). Obama was still the better choice between Hilliary (more corrupt and a liar) and no-change McCain. =At least we got the best of the worst.

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ilcub76,

Yes, that's true. In Illinois recall would have been impossible. But what does that have to do with recall being preferable?

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Impeachment is a Democrat Party pastime.

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I wonder if Blago would cop a plea bargain and start dishing out dirt during his criminal trial. IT'll be fun watching many others get caught in this scandal in the long run.

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B-B-Bye-bye Blagojevich. < :-)

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This guy will make a ton of cash on the book deal which undoubtably will contain some very salicious details of Illinois politics. Just looking at the guy, I can tell this ain't over yet.

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