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Democatic Governor Blagojevich goes to Jail. Must Step Down or Get Impeached

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Governor Blagojevich of Illinois has been arrested by the FBI on Tuesday involving federal corruption charges in relation to trying to sell the vacant Senate seat that was available since Barack Obama left the Senate as President-Elect. Obama suggests that public trust has been violated, and that the Governor must step down from office, regardless of any findings in the case. Public trust is one of the main reasons why Barack Obama ran for office in the U.S. Senate and eventually for the President of the United States, as he says "Part of the reason that I got into politics, ran for the state Senate, ran for the United States Senate and ultimately ran for the presidency is because we have to reclaim a tradition of public service that is about people and their lives and their hopes and their dreams. And it isn't about what's in it for me,".
Regardless of what has transpired so far, Governor Blagojevich has returned to work after his arrest, but eventually must resign or be impeached by the Legislature out of office. In any case, it is a big embarrassment for him and his family. Another option is to go to the Supreme court and ask the top court in the land to declare basically that the governor is unable to serve.
The person that most likely will take office when the position is vacated is Lt. Governor Pat Quinn.
As expected, conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh are having a field day over the facts in this case. You don't have to go far to listen to the outward negative rhetoric involving any incident concerning the Democrats or Liberals. Rush has the credentials to smear anyone's name in the mud, and in this case, he morally has the right to do so. It is unfortunate that the Democratic leaders can be so stupid to let this kind of thing happen. It seems that anyone that ever associated with the Governor happens to be under fire, including Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. who is "'Senate Candidate No. 5'" according to Brian Ross of ABC Nightline. Rumor has it that the Governor was willing to a million dollars to name Jackson to the U.S. Senate, his attorney confirmed today after it was reported earlier on "The Blotter"."According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich "stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided Rod Blagojevich" with something "tangible up front.", according to the report by Brian Ross. Also reported by Brian Ross, "Jackson Jr.'s attorney James Montgomery confirmed that the Chicago congressman is "Senate Candidate #5" but said "Jackson has never authorized anyone to seek the Governor's support in return of money, fund raising or other things of value." Watch Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., deny anything to do with the case and a report with Brian Ross at the following URL's... including ABC News, 'The Blotter'



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