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29 January 2009 @ 06:49 pm
So, the impeachment of Rod Blagojevich went through, and the result was that the Illinois Senate unanimously voted to kick him to the curb. He officially can never again hold state office in Illinois.

A lot of commentators were saying he was nuts for boycotting the trial because it meant he couldn't present a defense, instead going on nationally watched talk shows to insist on his innocence. I think I know his game, though: he's trying to pull a Liddy. He probably realized that his political career is kaput, and figured that if he managed to keep his name out there, and maybe sow some doubt about his guilt in the general public—even though there was no way he could in the Illinois Senate, or Federal court either most likely—he may be able to parley his notoriety into a job as a commentator. I hope he's unsuccessful; I hate seeing people get rewarded for being crooked.
ShadesFoxshadesfox on January 30th, 2009 07:53 am (UTC)
I have another theory. I think he has a defense in mind for the criminal trial and didn't want to give anything away before then. Thus, avoid saying anything under oath until you are in the really deep shit and give them less chance to make a counter for your defense.