Well, after a long drawn out legal fiasco, the controversial appointment of Roland Burris to the senate, it seems that the Blagojevich scandal has come to rest. As far as him being governor is concerned. The Illinois House voted this morning 114-1 to Impeach the Governor.
You might be asking who the 1 lonely vote for Blago was and the answer is, Rep. Milt Patterson. Now why would he actually stand up for Blagojevich? He must not want to be re-elected, or know about some left over bribe money we don’t know about, lol. According to the Chicago Tribune his reason for voting was because he didn’t feel it was his responsibility to impeach the governor. Hmmmm, sounds funny to me.
The legal issues of course aren’t over. Blagojevich must still face the Senate and be tried by them as well as the Federal investigation that is well underway, and will probably be done by early Spring. If the Senate rules against Blagojevich it will effectively remove him from office and Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will take over as Chief Executive.