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Should Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich be allowed to keep working?

  • Posted by a hidden member.Log in to view his profile
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Is he innocent until proven guilty or does just the accusations warrant relieving him of his governor's duties and powers?
  • PRDGUY Posts: 580
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    HE WAS CAUGHT W/ HAND IN MANY COOKIE JARS.... HE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY RESIGN AS HE WILL GO TO PRISON.... THEY HAVE WAY TOO MUCH ON HIM, AND NOT JUST THE TAPES!
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    No, he should NOT be allowed to work as Governor. Not only has the public's trust been violated but this level of HUBRIS alone is criminal.
  • Koaa2 Posts: 1545
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    What has happened to the accused getting a fair trial in this country. This is nuts and dangerous. Granted I don't like what I here, but he deserves his day in court.

    Remember this is the Bush Justice Department doing its dirty little work also, and who knows what they want to have happen. I am guessing that they want to discredit Obama, and as many Democrats as possible, before they leave office.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    He will resign soon I hope and further action wont be needed.

    This guy makes my boy Elliot Spitzer look a little better.

    Koaa2, Bago will be so busy mounting a defense that he wont have time to run his office. That is why so many politicians resign before their day in court.
  • PRDGUY Posts: 580
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:22 PM GMT
    Koaa2 saidWhat has happened to the accused getting a fair trial in this country. This is nuts and dangerous. Granted I don't like what I here, but he deserves his day in court.

    Remember this is the Bush Justice Department doing its dirty little work also, and who knows what they want to have happen. I am guessing that they want to discredit Obama, and as many Democrats as possible, before they leave office.


    WRONG.

    FITZGERALD IS A DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. HE WAS ALSO ONE WHO WENT AFTER RITELY SO CHENEY AND 'SCOOTER'! GOT SCOOTS.... NOT ENUF ON BIG DICK!

    DISCREDIT O???? MAYBE THE EXTREME RITE FRINGE, BUT EVEN GOP'ers LIKE MYSELF KNOW HE'S A MASTER POLITICIAN WHO WUD NEVER HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH HIM. THE TAPES PROVE THAT THEY WERE IN CONTACT WITH HIS STAFF AND TO THE STAFF'S CREDIT, THEY OFFERED OPINION, BUT "REFUSED TO PLAY BALL FINACIALLY...."

    Futhermore, Orrin Hatch has cleared him...... think Mr. Ethics, and often called the conscience of the senate. He had full access to tapes, where we get redacted transcripts.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    While being innocent until proven guilty is definitely part of the bedrock of our country, the governor certainly forfeited that right when he was caught speaking the way he did. It isn't like these are just accusations. There is a tape of him talking about selling off the seat. How can he have the confidence of the electorate as a civil servant if he is acting in such ways?!?
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    He should resign. This guy has somehow managed to worsen people's already jaded opinion of elected officials. Illinois must be one of the most corrupt states in the Union.
  • PRDGUY Posts: 580
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidHe should resign. This guy has somehow managed to worsen people's already jaded opinion of elected officials. Illinois must be one of the most corrupt states in the Union.


    It is..... both parties have had governors that went to or are going to jail... not a political party thing, just a corrupt state!
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    No.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    Caslon8000 saidIs he innocent until proven guilty or does just the accusations warrant relieving him of his governor's duties and powers?
    Let him do what he wants until they prove him wrong.

    Honestly, I finally get some redemption with Obama, and then Blagojevich just takes my state right into the dumps again.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    maybe forced labour in prison... and then at McD's when he gets out years from now icon_lol.gif
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    We (the people of Illinois) have known he was shady for some time. He should resign and drop out of the public eye, because he gives a bad name to all the people of Illinois, Democrats, and people in general.

    Not to mention he's single-handedly getting the conservative side all riled up about a possible Obama-Blagojevich conspiracy.

    The Daley machine needs to be replaced.
  • coolarmydude Posts: 8872
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    Koaa2 said, What has happened to the accused getting a fair trial in this country. This is nuts and dangerous. Granted I don't like what I here, but he deserves his day in court."

    Impeachment and recalls are not judicial actions. Based on the evidence and information available, it would be sufficient and prudent to have that douche bag removed from office without delay. Removal from office is not a sentence of guilt.
  • swimbikerun Posts: 2835
    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    He's a real loose cannon and seems to have consistently abusing his powers as well as being somewhat delusional.
    Blago knows the impeachment process will take a while and being declared "unfit" for office and then being summarily removed is unlikely. He cannot be simply relieved of his duties and powers.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    Nope. If you are suspected steal from the place you work in...you're fired or suspended until they get to the bottom of the situation. Same rules apply.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 11:05 PM GMT
    No way. His credibility is ruined, and whether he's guilty or innocent, the public and the legislature have lost confidence in his ability to fulfill his duties as governor.

    (The sooner Springfield rids itself of that crook, the better.)
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    At the least be put on "administrative leave" pending investigation.
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    He needs to go.
  • GQjock Posts: 11647
    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    I don't want him there ...
    He's an absolute Nutcase
    But the problem is... the legislature will need to convene hearings to impeach him which will take months and the Judiciary is going to balk at finding him unfit without a conviction of some kind
  • cityguy39 Posts: 959
    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    HERE HERE CUBSFAN!!!!!!
  • Koaa2 Posts: 1545
    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    PRDGUY said
    Koaa2 saidWhat has happened to the accused getting a fair trial in this country. This is nuts and dangerous. Granted I don't like what I here, but he deserves his day in court.

    Remember this is the Bush Justice Department doing its dirty little work also, and who knows what they want to have happen. I am guessing that they want to discredit Obama, and as many Democrats as possible, before they leave office.


    WRONG.

    FITZGERALD IS A DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. HE WAS ALSO ONE WHO WENT AFTER RITELY SO CHENEY AND 'SCOOTER'! GOT SCOOTS.... NOT ENUF ON BIG DICK!

    DISCREDIT O???? MAYBE THE EXTREME RITE FRINGE, BUT EVEN GOP'ers LIKE MYSELF KNOW HE'S A MASTER POLITICIAN WHO WUD NEVER HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH HIM. THE TAPES PROVE THAT THEY WERE IN CONTACT WITH HIS STAFF AND TO THE STAFF'S CREDIT, THEY OFFERED OPINION, BUT "REFUSED TO PLAY BALL FINACIALLY...."

    Futhermore, Orrin Hatch has cleared him...... think Mr. Ethics, and often called the conscience of the senate. He had full access to tapes, where we get redacted transcripts.


    The Justice Department is run by Republicans, so they will, again, discredit anyone they can find that is associated with Democrats. Remember your budy Rove is still in on the action, so lets not get so all pious on us.
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    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    So Koaa2 are you actually saying he is innocent and this is all just part of the "vast right wing conspiracy"?
  • Posted by a hidden member.Log in to view his profile
    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    HIS NEED TO GO BYE BYE
  • Puppy80 Posts: 448
    QUOTE Dec 12, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    Well, being from the most corrupt state in the nation icon_smile.gif I gotta say how I love how people are cashing in on this situation.

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