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Friday, January 9, 2009

Let's Play "Is That An Impeachable Offense"

Poor Blagojevich feels he's being persecuted. Claims the House has wanted to impeach him since 2007 when there was a budget impasse. Claims that he has fought for healthcare reform and property tax relief but the House failed to act.

He started to go through the list of impeachable offenses that were listed in impeachment papers, but stopped short after only naming the Prescription Drug Program and an instance where he circumvented the All Kids Health Program to help a 19 year old young man. He dropped Rahm Emmanuel's name saying that he was the Congressman who suggested the Prescription Drug Program for which he claims is one item on the list of what he is being impeached for. (Way to go Rod, name dropping and trying to tarnish a member of President Elect Obama's cabinet. That's really going to help you now.) Then he dragged out people who he claims to have helped with medical issues by circumventing procedures of the House, he claims with legal approval.

He quoted another British Poet, Tennyson's Ullysses. He quoted the last section:
"though We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Ummm, for someone apparently so well read, he obviously failed to read and follow the rules and responsibilities of his office, and how to properly inact legislation. I doubt it says anywhere that he can sell a senate seat or circumvent the House by inacting legislation on his own.

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Patricia said...

Just thought it was fitting that I happened to read this post at the very time Blogo was giving his press conference in response to the impeachment vote.

Lin said...

Oh, that Rod! After seeing that ridiculous press conference, I realized homebody needs some serious mental help. I heard somewhere that he went into the fetal position when they arrested him a few weeks ago. Okay, that's normal. It will be interesting to see what happens to him and the rest of the cast of characters.

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