Dear Rod Blagojevich, how could you appoint someone to Senate seat?

Could this really be true? Embattled Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich actually went ahead and tapped someone to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

Sorry. I’m just confused. Blagojevich, do you realize you are under investigation on accusations that you tried to sell that seat to the highest bidder?(Which is against the law, by the way.) And that you’re facing federal charges? And that the Illinois House has begun impeachment proceedings?

I ask this because I’m just dumb-founded. Even if you’re innocent, even if you’ll eventually be cleared, why would you do this? Why would you pull such a stunt?

I realize that Blagojevich’s appointment — which was Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris by the way — may not stand. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who must certify the appointment, has told The Associated Press he won’t do so. (Although a HuffingtonPost post cites legal scholars who say the Burris appointment seems likely to be permanent.)

Reading about Blagojevich’s antics makes me sad. Sad for Illinois. Sad for our country. Sad that someone as sad as him could climb to power.

And it makes me sad if there is really nothing we can do to stop an appointment so tainted by, well, taint. (Nothing against Burris, per se, unless that $4,500 donation that HuffPost says you’re listed as giving to Blagojevich factored in the appointment.)

You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Blagojevich. I’m disgusted. I really am.

bitchy mommy

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2 Responses to “Dear Rod Blagojevich, how could you appoint someone to Senate seat?”

  1. So, does any of this reflect on Obama? Does this taint the Pres Elect or is this really just guilt by association?

    And, as it pertains to Burris, is the man qualified?

  2. bloggingmom67 Says:

    Very good points, pino.

    I hope Obama wasn’t mixed up in this, and as far as Burris, I really don’t know enough about him to know if he’s qualified. I do think he’s foolish, though, to accept an appointment from Blagojevich under these circumstances.

    -bitchy mommy

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