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The showdown… December 10, 2008

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081210/ap_on_re_us/illinois_governor

Mr. Obama called for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to step down on Wednesday.  The Governor basically refused.

The Democrat party is in a tizzy.  They understand how fast the taint of corruption can hurt a party…just look at the Republicans of 2006.

So now, it is up to the Illinois legislature, unless Rod Blagojevich changes his mind.  And that could be a long process…so the state of Illinois may only have 1 senator for the time being.

To make matters worse, there are now allegations floating around that Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., who actively has been pursuing the senate seat, is the secretive ‘applicant no. 5’.  The applicant that Gov. Blagojevich hinted may be willing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for the senate seat.  Ouch.  Jackson maintains his innocence.

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This is a headache that the President-elect didn’t need…as if he doesn’t have enough problems.

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