As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blagojevich, Hair Removed From Office

I'm mainly grateful that the sideshow has ended.

The Illinois state senate on Thursday convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich of abuse of power, removing him from office amid charges that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

More than two-thirds of the 59 senators, acting as a jury following the two-term Democrat's impeachment on January 9, voted to find him guilty, effectively ousting him from office.

Blagojevich is the first sitting governor to be impeached and removed from office since Arizona's Evan Meacham in 1988, and just the eighth overall (and the first in the history of Illinois). And it was unanimous.

Lt. Governor Pat Quinn becomes the Governor now. And the bookers of The View and Larry King Live get nervous. How will they fill the time? Hint: there is a near-depression on.

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