Friday, January 30, 2009

Illinois Senate Votes 59 to 0 to Convict and Remove Rod Blagojevich from Office of Governor | Pat Quinn Becomes Governor



Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Viva la Vida

The Illinois Senate has voted unanimously 59 to 0 to convict Rod Blagojevich of impeachment and remove him from Office of the Governor of Illinois, effective 4:52pm by the declaration of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Mr. Blagojevich is further disqualified from holding public office in future, also by unanimous vote.

Pat Quinn has been sworn-in as the 41st Governor of Illinois.

Blago held a press briefing outside his home and thanked the people of Illinois for the opportunity to serve them and says he will continue to fight for them and to clear his name.

CBS Jay Levine Report



Blago's statement after the removal of office

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect song!

Anonymous said...

History.

Anonymous said...

Now let's see how many politicians he blows the whistle on. He's not the only bad egg in that five dozen.

Anonymous said...

Obama & Rahm are in trouble after all they were all cut from the same cloth

Anonymous said...

Blago is one heck of a retail politician, whether you like him or not.

Anonymous said...

I just hope Rod sings like a canary.

There are so many corrupt politicians from Chicago's City Hall to Springfield.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the senate proved their case, but one could argue he wasn't able to continue to govern.

Dwight Stegall said...

We are finally rid of the skunk. But this is about 3 in a row now. How many more of these crooks do we have to endure?

Anonymous said...

Now on to the next crook.

Anonymous said...

People believe the media when allegations and accusations are thrown around. Most people today want to execute a suspect before they are even found guilty. He was convicted without due process by a kangaroo court senate that was so determined getting him out of office. They denied him witnesses. What's that tell ya? If they can get away with that injustice, it could also happen to you.

ward 9 resident said...

Have to agree that Blago needs to sing lika Canary and dig out all of his crooked pals...all the way to the White House!

I just hope the Feds have the balls to go after ALL politicians involved no matter who they are...

No one is above the law!

Anonymous said...

....including YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

Re ward 9 resident: What do you mean no one is above the law. Didn't we just see how it works with Barney Frank, Chris Dodd Chucky cheezy Shoomer and their coharts at the wall street banks. Didn't we just see it with most of Osamas appointments to his cabinets the tax evaders appointed the left wing crook soon to be Atty Gen. COme on you know the anointed one is so far above the law that not even Fitzgerald will pursue him. You know that Soros's money paid off the libral media to get this Socialist elected. So don't kid yourself that nobodys above the law. Certain anointed ones are always above the law, and with the help of the stupidity of the electorate we now have this lieing president. Telling us that the economy is the worst ever. Check for yourself the facts this is not true.

Anonymous said...

12:50 there is so much to what you have said. The pay-to-play from the White House, the payback money being given out in this so-called stimulus package to the far-left radicals that put him into office. If Blago has the "testicular virility" that he has bragged about he will let everyone of the Democratic machine corrupt politicians who turned their heads all these years while he did their business in the state of IL and the city of Chicago (even Aurora) be exposed for their years of dirty deeds.
I don't know if Patrick Fitzgerald has the courage to do go after them. This is very dangerous and dirty business. I am praying for every dirty corrupt one of them, no matter what party or race to be exposed, prosecuted, convicted and kicked out of office.

Anonymous said...

I heard that blogo was related to Valachi and was taking singing lessions.

ward 9 resident said...

to 12:50, just because the Scum you mentioned have so far gotten away with it (all the way to the White House)..it does NOT mean I do not know the facts/ reality of the corruption in IL politics.

If the Feds have the cajones to root out all involved in the Blagorma scandal and IF mainstream media would quit cuddling their liberal candidates...then people would be properly informed on who the real crooks are.