By a vote of 59-0, the Illinois Senate just convicted and removed Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office. Blagojevich is only the 8th governor in U.S. history to be impeached and removed from office. Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn will replace the ousted governor.
I wish I could believe this marks the end of Blago’s stranglehold on U.S. media, but I suspect it just means another round of appearances, this time to protest his conviction.
In addition, the Illinois Senate voted a “political death sentence,” passing a motion prohibiting Blagojevich from ever again holding elective office in the state.
Looks like the Maytag man is no longer the loneliest man in the world.