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#1 Ronald Reagan

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:17 PM

In a dramatic display of anger and solidarity over a political scandal that has made Illinois a national laughingstock, lawmakers on Friday voted 114-1 to impeach disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

It's the first time in the state's history that the Illinois House has voted to impeach its governor. The impeachment proceedings will now move to the Illinois Senate for trial. That trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 26.

Blagojevich was out jogging in Chicago while lawmakers in Springfield voted to impeach him. Upon returning from his run, he compared his situation to the loneliness of long-distance running.

Later Friday, Blagojevich blamed the House for stonewalling his agenda to "fight" for the people. He said his work to help the people of Illinois is "not an impeachable offense.''

The governor reiterated he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and, gesturing toward a group of Illinoisans who had suffered health problems gathered next to him said, "They hired me to fight for them and I'm going to fight for them every step of the way."

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Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

Clinton was the first president impeached. It did not make a damn.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

Clinton was the first president impeached.

wrong

It did not make a damn.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

wrong

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Please explain.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:33 PM

Please explain.


Andrew Johnson was impeached.

Clinton's impeachment severely weakened his political capitol and gave republican detractors all the ammo they needed to completely derail the end of his presidency. of course all of that is his fault and he let it happen.

for example he wanted to take out osama bin laden but couldn't risk the boldness of just sending in a bunch of cruise missiles. the one time he did (missed obl but killed quite a few high ranking taliban officials) republicans screamed he was wagging the dog.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:43 PM

Andrew Johnson was impeached.

Clinton's impeachment severely weakened his political capitol and gave republican detractors all the ammo they needed to completely derail the end of his presidency. of course all of that is his fault and he let it happen.

for example he wanted to take out osama bin laden but couldn't risk the boldness of just sending in a bunch of cruise missiles. the one time he did (missed obl but killed quite a few high ranking taliban officials) republicans screamed he was wagging the dog.



You are correct about that. poo! I thought Ol' hickory was after Clinton.
About slick willie losing his balls, I think that happened before his impeachment.

"Two U.S. presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth chief executive, and William J. Clinton, the forty-second."


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