Illinois AG to Supreme Court: Help. Blago “is incapable of serving”




The Blago saga continues.

CNN covered live the news conference of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. She’s going to the Illinois Supreme Court to get Blago out of office:

Atty. General Lisa Madigan called on the Illinois Supreme Court today to temporarily remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office and appoint Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn as acting governor, “so the business of the state of Illinois can go forward.”

One of her goals is to prevent Blagojevich from using his power to appoint a U.S. senator to replace President-elect Barack Obama, who abandoned the seat as he prepares to enter the White House.

Madigan also said she wants the court to bar Blagojevich from directing state contracts along with a broad range of state business.

“We think it is very clear he is incapable of serving,” Madigan said of the governor during a news conference in downtown Chicago.

The guy doesn’t have a shred of class or decency. He won’t resign. Although, CNN just reported that his Chief of Staff John Harris did quit. Harris was also arrested earlier this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if Blago is taking some sick joy from knowing he’s causing problems for Obama.


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