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December 15, 2008

Blago’s gotta go? he say’s no resignation

Filed under: News,Politics — noirwomannews @ 3:20 am
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Over the weekend Gov. Rod Blagojevich attended a meeting with a Chicago high powered lawyer. There were reports that he may resign as early as Monday,but a spokesman for the Gov’s office denied the reports.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the gov would possibly resign on Monday, she continues efforts to have him removed from office with planned meetings early next week with officials. the gov’s office said he would not be resigning on Monday.

Chicago politicians and president elect Barack Obama are asking Blagojevich to resign. The heat is on and other politicians are all but calling in the movers to assist with a relocation to anywhere but the governors office in Illinois.
The problems for the governor have only just begun, names for candidates once numbered 1 thru 5 are coming to surface, such as Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and Valerie Jarrett. The two are not named as part of the investigation into alleged corruption charges against  the governor, but their names existed as candidates interested in filling the vacant senate seat in Illinois.
Jarrett pulled her name out of the race earlier in the process and was later appointed to a position in the Obama administration. Along term friend of the president elect, and she also worked on his campaign.
Jackson was publicly seeking the seat and recently met with the governor, but said today he did nothing wrong, he Say’s he met with the governor only to discuss the interest he had in filing the vacant senate seat. At no time did he propose any pay for play initiatives to the governor said Jackson, also adding that he did not authorize any such deals on his behalf. Jackson  praised the investigation saying its long overdue to rid Illinois of this type of corruption.
President elect Obama said it would be difficult for the governor to work under the current conditions and with others in support has called for Blagojevich resignation.
The governor  went on with his daily business as usual, heading to his downtown office and reports said he would not resign, his attorney reports he did nothing wrong and resigning would make him look as if he was guilty.
Things look pretty bad based on the tapes discussing request for money from his wife being placed on boards where she could earn $150,000 a year. Top that with request of payment in exchange for the senate seat and you have a problem, especially when media attention from around the world is now focused on Chicago. The case is still under investigation.

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