In one of the Associated Press’s reports on Blagojevich’s impeachment–which astonishingly enough actually names his party–there’s this choice tidbit:
After a four-day trial, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to convict him of abuse of power, automatically ousting the second-term Democrat. In a second, identical vote, lawmakers further barred Blagojevich from ever holding public office in the state again.
“He failed the test of character. He is beneath the dignity of the state of Illinois. He is no longer worthy to be our governor,” said Sen. Matt Murphy, a Republican from suburban Chicago.
And everyone knows that character is such an important component of politicians from Illinois.
From the Land of Lincoln to the Trough for Blago in 150 years–now that’s progressive politics in action.