Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:34:15 +0000 – Today begins the Senate impeachment of Illinois Governor Blagojevich. The govenor or "Blago" -- as he is now called by most of the media -- says he is not getting a fair trial. He is not allowed to call witnesses and as of this writing is saying that he will not attend the trial. The state can vote to remove him from office without a word from him and without a witness. Analysts say that this is not a legal proceeding similar to a trial that he would get in court. But, if he is removed and found innocent in a court of law then how does he get his job back?
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From the time we first learn about American history in grade school we learn that everyone is entitled to a fair trial.
This is a travesty of political "justice."
The governor is right, the trial is fixed and if I were a betting woman, I would bet that he will quickly be removed from office. This is a travesty of political "justice."
I think he may be suffering from a grandiose and manic illness similar to the current jailed former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant but he deserves to have his say. After all, it is the American way.
Ellen Ratner joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in October 1997. Currently, Ratner serves as chief political correspondent and news analyst for "Talk Radio News Service" where she analyzes events, reports breaking news, and provides lively interviews with newsmakers in government and entertainment. She is founder of "Goats for the Old Goat." Over the last three years, donations have been made to acquire goats for liberated slaves who were returning to South Sudan. More than 7,000 goats have been donated to the people of South Sudan to provide sustainable sustenance for their families and a means to begin their lives again.