Friday, January 9, 2009

Blagojevich Impeached

The House voted overwhelmingly (114-1) today to impeach Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It was clear to most (evidently not to 1, see above) after Blagojevich was caught on tape soliciting bribes to candidates for Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

This makes Blagojevich the fourth of the last eight Illinois governors to be arrested.

1. Otto Kerner
Arrested for, surprise surprise, accepting bribes.

2. Daniel Walker
Received over $1 million from fraudulent loans.

3. George Ryan
Charges included: racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering and tax fraud.

At least this allows us, as voters, to realize that all politicians, Democrats and Republicans, have corruption in the blood. Pretty good job, Illinois.

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