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Happy Birthday, Richard Nixon! by mrsteabag on 10 January 2009 2:38am
 
In honor of his role model Richard Nixon's birth anniversary, Rod Blagojevich was impeached today. Voting for the senate trial rules takes place next week and the trial itself starts on 1/22

It took 1.5 hours for the State House to impeach Gov. B. 114-1 and one vote of "present." Then he scheduled a press conference for 2 this afternoon. He shared the podium with about a dozen people whom he claimed he'd helped with his attempts at health care reform, decried his innocence, swore that he'd fight to the bitter end, and spouted Tennyson.

It should also be noted that a former senior aide wrote the panel a nine page letter detailing many incidents of erratic behavior and mood swings. Hmm.
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Richard Nixon! by tucsonmike on 10 January 2009 11:21am
 
Interesting analogy Fran. Newsweek this week had a couple of pieces about him and one comparing Illinois and Louisiana corruption.
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Richard Nixon! by sighthound on 11 January 2009 1:10am
 
Who was the one person who voted to not impeach? I'm not saying that it was laudable but that took a lot of guts.

Gov. B does seem to spout poetry a lot. Why can't we have good guys who promote poetry....
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Richard Nixon! by mrsteabag on 12 January 2009 4:19pm
 
Geraldine, the one state rep who voted no--from Chicago's south side. I forget his name, but he said that he didn't feel that it was his place to do so...I don't get it, either.
 
Re: Happy Birthday, Richard Nixon! by sighthound on 12 January 2009 9:41pm
 
Maybe he was hoping to be appointed to something before the rest of the reps give the Gov. the boot.
 



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