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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday's question

One week and one day after Rod Blagojevich was arrested, why is he still governor of Illinois?

Actually, I've seen some form of the question posted in various places in the last couple days, so it's not my original question. Although, I've been wondering why, too.

Consider as an example the speed of removing the former director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. On Thursday, October 23, 2008, it was reported in the SJ-R that he had been arrested for shoplifting. By the next Tuesday, October 28, the governor sent him a letter (PDF) firing him. That is five days, including the weekend.

So think about that. The guy was arrested for shoplifting and gets fired by the governor five days later. We must assume the governor was concerned with the museum and state's image. I suppose there might also have been the concern that such a person could possibly cause some type of havoc at the museum.

And yet, more than a week after the governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, among other things, he is still the governor. That is not right. He is signing off on legislation. He is vetoing legislation. He's doing his job like nothing happened. Who knows what havoc he may be wreaking with our state?

(Who's going to stop him?)

(Potential impeachment? Potential???)

Posted by Marie at December 17, 2008 1:46 AM

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