Rod Blagojevich, formerly the Governor of Illinois, has finally been impeached and removed from office.
It may not come as much of a surprise, because the evidence was heavily against him. Blagojevich has taken the stupid move of trying to boycott the process. He basically went on a PR offensive, lining up a whole lot of nationally televised interviews in an effort to win public support.
But it was a farce. Far from making him seem more human, Blagojevich somehow managed to alienate more people. Perhaps it was by comparing himself to Mandela, Gandhi and Dr. King that really tipped the balance. It sure did for me.
Now, Blagojevich has become the first Illinois governor to ever be successfully impeached, and he is barred from ever holding public office in Illinois again. All this because he got greedy and wanted to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. The fascinating part of this story is how little this scandal has impacted Obama or the Democratic party in general. Most of the time, these type of incidents would be pounced on and trumpeted by the other party. In this case, Blago was truly on his own.