> Blog Archive >> Selling The Seat was Only The Start” href=”http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/rubin/46602″>Jennifer Rubin writes that the Cook County tactics that put Illinois’ Gov. Blagojevich on the national radar in the first place may well be remedied by…more Cook County tactics:
You can’t beat those pols from Illinois. Faced with the most vivid display of lawlessness and base corruption in recent memory, they seek a solution that shows no regard for legality. The state’s Attorney General (who may or may not have been one of the enumerated Senate Candidates in the criminal complaint) is heading to court to declare Blago “unfit” and get him removed immediately, without impeachment proceedings. Because impeachment takes so long – and will, by the way, increase calls in the interim for a special election (rather than appointment by Blago’s eventual Democratic successor) to fill the empty Senate seat. So an end-around to get rid of the lawbreaker — the “perfect” Illinois solution.
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