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Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined others calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, distancing himself further from the unfolding scandal over allegations that the governor schemed to barter Obama’s vacant Senate seat for personal gain.

“The president-elect agrees with Lt. Gov. (Pat) Quinn and many others that under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois,” Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said in response to questions from The Associated Press.

Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday, accused of seeking money or other favors to influence his choice in picking Obama’s replacement. The governor has authority to appoint the replacement, but top Illinois lawmakers have said they are preparing to call the Legislature into session as early as next week to set a special election to choose Obama’s successor.

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December 10, 2008 - Posted by | Corruption | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The Illinois Governor should step down for that mess he did. I’m sorry, these republican act like a bunch of eight graders. The only thing that would surprise me about them is if they, all, go to therapy. Psychotherapy! Sorry, Dr. Phil don’t count.

    Comment by sissy | December 10, 2008 | Reply

  2. The Illinois Governor should step down for that mess he did. I’m sorry, these republican act like a bunch of eight graders. The election is over and they still talking trash about Obama. The republicans are just mad because he is way popular than all of them combine. If they want to get mad at somebody, blame George W. Bush for making the party look bad. The only thing that would surprise me about them is if they, all, go to therapy. Psychotherapy! Sorry, Dr. Phil don’t count.

    Comment by sissy | December 10, 2008 | Reply


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