Blago the Belligerent
Well, President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s old friend, old buddy, old pal Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is certainly doing his best to disrupt what was looking to be a smooooth transition to the new administration.
Caught this month with his hand in the cookie jar on the FBI wiretaps swearing like a sailor and seeking to line his pockets soliciting prospects for the President-elect’s vacated Senate seat, today he’s crowing about his duty and responsibility to the people of Illinois in a press conference to appoint another old friend, old buddy, old pal, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.
Too bad for him he wasn’t thinking about his duties and responsibilities when the FBI had his phones tapped. Of course he claims he did nothing wrong as his attorney is seeking to have the evidence collected in the surveillance thrown out on a technicality. Blago insists a political lynch mob is trying to force him from his job and he’ll fight them “until I take my last breath.”
This lynch mob he references includes the President-elect, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and virtually every other politician who’s made a statement on Blago’s predicament. Obama has called on the Democratic governor to resign. Reid says the Senate won’t seat any appointee of Blagojevich. But the corrupt Democratic governor charged forward in defiance of them and so many others.
Blago stated in his news conference that this could have been appointed had the Illinois legislature called for a special election to fill the seat earlier this month. But, the Democratic controlled legislature feared the Democratic governor’s criminal activity might have so angered the good people of the Land of Lincoln they would vote for a Republican to fill the seat of Blago’s old buddy, old friend, old pal Obama.
State law requires Blago to set a date for a special election to fill Rahm Emanuel’s vacated House seat. Why not vote to fill Obama’s seat at the same time? Rhetorical question. We all know the answer. God forbid an honest Republican might be afforded the opportunity to represent the state of Illinois in the Senate!
Maybe, just maybe…if Reid stands tall (which is a big if) and refuses to seat Burris, the Democrats in the Illinois state legislature will decide to do the right thing and give the good people who hail from the home state of Honest Abe the right to fill Obama’s Senate seat in an honest and upfront manner by calling for a special election.
Blago surprise: Here comes his Senate replacement–Michelle Malkin
Blagojevich Appoints A Senator–The Violence Worker
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