Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Legal? Illinois Lawmakers Strip Gov Powers?

OK everybody, think. Is it in any way legal for state lawmakers to make a new law to punish the potentially unethical conversations of a Governor?

If the majority of lawmakers believe this particular Governor acted outside his Constitutional duties, why don't they issue impeachment papers and start the impeachment process?

Why change the law mid-stream, a law which would then apply to all future Governors who did nothing unethical and may not during their terms of elected office?

Do the lawmakers alter the law whenever one or more among themselves may do something unethical?

Now as far as speculating about Barack Obama and/or the Obama camp those are fair game, but should be kept separate from each other.

Obama may not have had any private conversation with the Illinois Governor at this point in time. He may have had conversations in the past during the time period between when he was nominated by the Democrat Party in convention and his election as President. So far it has not been shown Obama had personal conversations with Blag since his election.

Union Official Allegedly Liaison Between Governor, Obama Team

By Alec MacGillis
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 10, 2008; Page A08

Among the revelations contained in the complaint brought against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich yesterday was the description of an official with the Service Employees International Union acting as an apparent intermediary between the governor and Barack Obama's camp in discussions over Obama's Senate seat.

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