Friday, February 06, 2009

Yes it was fair...

Contrary to what the National Journal may think (ht Rich), the impeachment was fair, corners were not cut and it didn't come soon enough

Blagojevich was elected governor in 2002, then re-elected in 2006 with more than 1.6 million votes. The New York Times reports that he "was widely unpopular with lawmakers long before his arrest on federal corruption charges." If his enemies had decided to get him out of the way, what sorts of things might you expect to happen?

Why you may ask was he unpopular, perhaps because he couldn't govern his way out of a wet paper bag.  Perhaps because he was unable and unwilling to work with other branches of government.  Perhaps becaus hiring was a joke, perhaps because he was tossing money around and ignoring agreements with legislators left and right.

That's why he was wildely unpopular with lawmakers.   He needed to be removed to protect the people of Illinois, I can't imagine nor do I want to imagine what it would be like if he was expected to deal with this budget crisis.


1 comment:

Bill Baar said...

I think Burris admission that he was approached for pay-to-play shows the impeachment committee didn't dig deep enough. It may have been fair to the Guv but I don't think the people of Illinois got a fair deal...way too many unanswered questions and the feeling it was rushed to protect others...