Monday, January 26, 2009

Blagojevich - Palin in '12

Okay, that's a cheap shot.

While I don't hold Sarah Palin in extremely high regard, it is unfair to link her in any way to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Governor Palin, please accept my sincere apology.

As I write this, Blagojevich is in New York appearing on Good Morning America, "making his case" before the world, rather than facing his impeachment trial in Illinois, which starts today. His attorney, or perhaps former attorney, Ed Genson has pulled out of the impeachment trial. By all accounts, it seems likely this is a calculated tactic, not a sign of crumbling unity. Genson doesn't walk away from lost causes.

My guess is that they are following the time-tested game plan: If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bull.

Gov. Blagojevich has stated, many times in the past week, that the rules of the impeachment trial are unfair, and unconstitutional. He went so far as to suggest the trial is an attempt to deprive Illinois voters of their duly-elected government.

And that suggests a simple solution that everyone can live with.

So, I call upon the Illinois Legislature to suspend the impeachment proceedings, and replace it immediately with a recall election. The Governor wants the voice of the people heard. We're ready to give him an earful.

Of course, he might not like what he hears. Pity.

The Federal investigation of Blagojevich has already claimed some victims in Illinois politics. It will continue, and likely others will be caught. I have a solution for that, too.

As a lifelong Illinois resident, I call upon all elected officials hiding skeletons in their closets to step forward. It is not the will of the people of Illinois that our government be for sale. So do the honorable thing. Step down. Get out, now. We don't want you anymore.

You are the weakest links.