Blagojevich impeached in a cliffhanger, with the vote for impeachment only 114-1. Here is the House report on which the impeachment vote was based. Blagojevich is the first Illinois governor to be impeached which is rather remarkable when you consider some of the public thieves who have misgoverned my state. Now on to the Senate for the trial. Blagojevich is vowing to fight on, and I expect his legal team to pull every possible maneuver to delay the inevitable.
A bit more to the Richardson removal from consideration as Commerce Secretary than I first thought. Apparently the Obama campaign got $30,000.00 from David Rubin, the man at the center of the Richardson pay for play investigation. This would explain why, combined with the Blagojevich indictment, that Richardson was thrown under the bus so quickly. Since Obama raised over 600 million in the Presidential campaign, one can imagine all the seedy characters who tossed substantial funds into the pot, no doubt solely because they believed in “hope and change”. Bet that Team Obama is matching with a microscope their fund raising records against those of each nominee now.
My homestate of Illinois is one of the most corrupt states in the Union.
Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles has released his report on the snooping by various governmental agencies in Ohio against Joe the Plumber.
I have lived in the Land of Lincoln my entire life, except for a brief period as a small boy when my parents lived in Saint John’s Newfoundland, the homeland of my sainted mother.
Helen Jones-Kelley, pictured above, supports Senator Obama for President.
The recent personal attacks and invasive investigation of Joe the Plumbers personal life is a scary thing. Joe the plumber represents the everyday American, striving to better his lot in society. By sheer coincidence Joe the Plumber was able to ask an innocent question to the Democratic candidate for president that seemed to put Senator Obama on the spot. Then all hell broke loose.
I can understand if the far left goes far in their vitriol when their candidate was put in an unsavory position, but when the mainstream media began to jump all over Joe the Plumber I actually got a bit concerned. I’m all for the vetting of candidates and hard-nose journalism, but the vitriol and aggressive journalism being exerted upon the McCain campaign and their supporters is practically non-existent on the Obama camp.