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Archive for the 'Rod Blagojevich' Category

SNL: Really, Blagojevich ?

by @ Sunday, December 14th, 2008. Filed under Humor, In The News, Rod Blagojevich

“When Illinois politicians tell you you’re too corrupt, you’re too corrupt” Heh.

Will Blagojevich Resign Tomorrow ?

by @ Sunday, December 14th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

That seems to be the rumor, according the state’s Attorney General: WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Scandal-plagued Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich could announce on Monday that he will leave office, the state’s top legal officer said on Sunday. Blagojevich was arrested last week on charges of swapping political favors for cash, including an attempt to […]

One Word: Embarrassing

by @ Sunday, December 14th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

Ann Althouse takes a look at Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s performance before the Supreme Court during the oral argument of her petition to remove Rod Blagojevich from the Governor’s Office. Here, I think is the most telling part of the exchange: Q I know you say that you haven’t been thinking about politics at […]

Separated At Birth ?

by @ Saturday, December 13th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Rod Blagojevich

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich: And, the Bob’s Big Boy Guy: You decide.

Blagojevich, Your Days Are Numbered

by @ Friday, December 12th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

Moves are being made on several fronts in Illinois to remove Rod Blagojevich from office. First, several legislators are now openly calling for the Governor’s impeachment: Four Illinois Democratic State representatives sent a letter Thursday afternoon to fellow party members in the statehouse seeking to gauge their desire to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was […]

Senate Candidate 5 And The Fundraisers

by @ Friday, December 12th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

MSNBC reports on more links between Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson, Jr.: CHICAGO – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. flatly denies that he and his brother were involved in a scheme to get him a Senate seat in a deal with scandal-tainted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The remarks in an interview with The Associated Press Friday […]

8% Of Illinois Residents Still Support Blagojevich

by @ Friday, December 12th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Rod Blagojevich

Apparently, there’s a small constituency in the Land of Lincoln that doesn’t care about unprecedented political corruption: CHICAGO (AP) – The approval rating for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) is just 8%. That’s the finding from a survey of people in Illinois in the days since his arrest this week on corruption charges. The poll […]

Obama Speaks Out About Blagojevich

by @ Thursday, December 11th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

In what is the first of several such occasions, Barack Obama answered questions about the Blagojevich scandal: President-elect Barack Obama said on Thursday that he never spoke to the governor of Illinois about Mr. Obama’s replacement in the United States Senate, and that no one on his staff had been involved in any deal-making regarding […]

Seven Questions For Barack Obama

by @ Thursday, December 11th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

The Politico lists some Balgojevich-related questions that the President-elect should be asked: 1 – “Did you communicate directly or indirectly with Blagojevich about picking your replacement in the U.S. Senate?”…. 2 – “Why didn’t you or someone on your team correct your close adviser David Axelrod when he said you had spoken to Blagojevich about […]

Obama: Blagojevich Should Resign

by @ Wednesday, December 10th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

Barack Obama has joined the chorus of those calling on the Governor of Illinois to step down: President-elect Barack Obama believes that Gov. Rod Blagojevich should resign, his advisers said on Wednesday. “The President-elect agrees with Lt. Gov. Quinn and many others that under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively […]

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