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http://cbs2chicago.com/local/blagoje....2.897092.html

That guy has nerve, doesn't he?
post #2 of 13
Forget the phrase "stock up on bullets and keep your powder dry," I'm going with "stock up on popcorn." This gets much better, I might not be so glad the Dems won the election, this is seriously good stuff. I'll give Blago this: he's got kahoonas. He's either got something up his sleeve still or he's very delusional.

Harry Reid's got them in a pickle now. Can they actually afford to pass this guy up and take a chance with a special election?

And Bobby Rush. Tsk Tsk. Throwin the card.
post #3 of 13
How much of a leg does the senate have to stand on regarding this? Controversy aside, from what I heard tonight on the news the Illinois governor is within his right to name a replacement. With the current scandle he shouldn't have done anything but it's obvious he's not big on brains.

As far as Harry Reid is concerned, I thought the only person he could put in a pickle was himself? He's an idiot too but that's beside the point.
post #4 of 13
Since I don't live in Illinois this all makes for good comic relief. I wonder if anyone can get through the delusional bubble he is in. Goldwater was the one that did it for Nixon and got him to resign instead of going to trial in the Senate.
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In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, What a maroon!
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There's reportedly legal precedent for the appointee being approved. The Senate can dump him afterwards, but he meets the legal requirements to serve. Powell V McCormack in 1969, the SCOTUS ruled that they can't block someone who meets the requirements.

And the IL SOS can't stop it, he doesn't have the authority.

I think Blago played chicken with the Dems in IL, and he just won. They could've stopped it weeks ago with an impeachment, but they farted around with it. Now that might even fizzle out.

This is better than any crap we could make up. God bless America.
post #7 of 13
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In my opinion, this is the kind of stuff that makes us a joke to the rest of the world.
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Originally Posted by Denice View Post
Since I don't live in Illinois this all makes for good comic relief.
When I lived in Illinois, politics were always comic relief. I grew up in Chicago during the original Daley years. If that wasn't fun politics, nothing is.

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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
I'm going with "stock up on popcorn."
If you remember some of my posts while we went thru the presidential election session, I often made big bowls of popcorn to munch on while the show played. Now you know why.

Politics make the best entertainment out there!
post #9 of 13
I was wondering why anyone would want Blagojevich to appoint them to the Senate. What is Roland Burris's motivation. He had to know there would be major opposition and a taint on this appointment. Then I saw this and maybe he just wants anouther line to add to his resume he has etched onto a huge mausoleum he has erected for himself. He wants to make sure everyone knows what a trailblazer he was.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/...rss_topstories

While I applaud his accomplishments it has to take a pretty big ego to have already erected such a big memorial to himself. Having lost several elections for higher office he must think this is his best chance to be a senator. I know to run for higher office you have to believe in yourself but this goes a little far for my taste. Although I do find it kinda funny he is his own best advocate.
post #10 of 13
Wait til he starts promoting his agenda of reparations for slavery. When that card comes sliding out of his back pocket, it's gonna rock the Senate.
post #11 of 13
Well, John Conyers beat Burris to it. Guess they closed it too late for Burris to get in on co-sponsoring.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...?bill=12489961
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
Well, John Conyers beat Burris to it. Guess they closed it too late for Burris to get in on co-sponsoring.

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...?bill=12489961
I'm speechless. I give up, this country is done for.
post #13 of 13
Obama will veto it, I guarantee it. He has opposed it in the past, and he hasn't let any of his staffers even discuss such a thing.

It's just not going to happen.
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