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.
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.