Well, in a nearly unanimous vote of 114-1 (and one “present” vote), the Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod “my hair is as rock-solid as my ethics” Blagojevich. The Illinois Senate now holds the trial which is scheduled to begin Jan 26th.
Here’s a little something that I thought I would share with you all. The new Illinois state liscense plates!!!
By the way, here’s a little tidbit on the Representatives who voted “against” (Milton Patterson) and “present” (Elga Jefferies), surprisingly both are Chicago Democrats, whoda thunk?!.
The one lawmaker voting against impeachment was Rep. Milton Patterson, a Chicago Demorcrat who represents the South Side. Rep Elga Jefferies, also a Chicago Democrat, voted present.
Patterson said he wasn’t defending anyone, but that he read the impeachment committee’s report and wasn’t comfortable voting against the governor. “I have no firsthand knowledge of any of the evidence,” he said.
“I went by my own gut feeling, it’s as simple as that,” he said. “I read the report. If the government is going to indict him, let them go ahead and do that. That’s their job and I’m doing my job.
Apparently Rep. Patterson feels that evidence that he was not directly involved in, shouldn’t be considered when making up his mind on which way to vote. Unless Patterson was a part of those phone calls looking for favors in exchange for a Senate seat, he feels it’s inadmissable as evidence. Oh, and even if it was included in the evidence, logic and reason have no part in his decision-making process. He just votes according to “his own gut feeling”. Hey, I didn’t make this stuff up folks, and you people on the South Side voted for this idiot. Congradulations, you’ve got a complete buffoon representing you.
Oh, and here marks the end of my Christmas/New Years/Election hangover.