This morning at about 9 a.m. the debates began to bring forth the possible impeachment of their governor. It did not take long, only three speakers spoke on the floor. The House figured that it was better to have less to say and get down to business.
The House then proceeded to vote. The vote came up not unanimous, however, it was 114-1. One vote went to No, and the other vote went to just “present”. Just present means that Representative did not vote either way. The end result was impeachment.
The governor’s spokesperson said the governor still has no intention of stepping down. It has been apparent that Blagojevich is not throwing in the towel. He hired esteemed lawyer Gensen and he intends to fight stating that he will fight to the end, that he did nothing wrong.
The House members agreed with the exception of the two, that Blagojevich had betrayed the public trust, and he has betrayed his office, and that of his official oath. The vote today will now prompt the Senate to begin a trial as early as next week. Illinois House Members were hoping that Blagojevich would be encouraged to resign his position, and avoid the lengthy and very public trial.
In my opinion Governor Blagojevich may have gotten temped by sheer greed that may have been tethered on a cord right in front of him! And then my thoughts wander over to many a public official, not just in the state of Illinois, but anywhere USA, where I’d love to be a fly on the wall! I’m sure he isn’t the only and unfortunately, he won’t be the last!
Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone