30 January 2009

Governor Blago, We Hardly Knew Ye

Unsurprisingly, the Blagmeister got thrown out of office today, where he will spend the rest of his life shaking down Chicago-area tourists with 3-card Monte. From MSNBC:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

Blagojevich becomes the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed by impeachment.

After a four-day trial, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict him on the broad charge of abuse of power, then again to disqualify him from ever again holding office in Illinois.
Blago is pretty much the embodiment of every politician: self-absorbed, super sleazy, and always prattling on about how they "help" poor or working families. We will all miss his shenanigans.

3 comments:

Oz said...

This guy had the biggest balls I've seen recently. To flat-out deny any wrongdoing after they catch you on tape...

Ms. Kiyum said...

He has big balls, a potty mouth and Ken doll hair. That's 3 positive things I can say about him.

Anonymous said...

Book, movie deal? Made for TV movie on Lifetime for sure!

Kath