Monday, January 26, 2009

Impeachment By Hearsay And Silliness

Springfield, IL. -- How can you hold an impeachment trial against Governor Rod Blagojevich without any actual witnesses involved in the events under review? The Illinois Senate should put off proceedings until they can compel and hear testimony from witnesses.

To hold the proceeding with no viable way to present key witnesses is little more that a major embarrassment. Not only are they trying to proceed with hearsay but the hearsay is so overwhelmingly incomplete.

The Senate will not have enough evidence to really know whether there was an impeachable offense with any acceptable evidence. They only have portions of allegations.

Illinois legislators are making themselves the laughing stock of the nation. They really need to avoid the silliness and wait to proceed when and until the evidence needed is available and they are prepared to give the governor due process.

Oh what a circus, oh what a show!


Alan said...

Impeachment is a political act. Evidently, Blago is no longer politically viable in the eyes of his political colleagues from Illinois. The Illinois statehouse is speking for the voters; if they weren't, the voters would be making their views known. This is proceeding exactly as an impeachment should, given that their is no mechanism for a recall in Illinois. There's no "there" there.

Anonymous said...

looks like Bloggo can call "check" ...we'll have to wait to see if it's "mate" ;-)

Anonymous said...

I hope that Blago implicates the magic negro and has some HARD evidence to take down the messiah.

Anonymous said...

Kangaroo court?Sound like 26th&Kali.

HI-CALIBER Private Investigations said...

Paul the impeachment hearings are not to determine if he broke the law.

Their to determine whether of not that he broke the public trust.

The public office does not belong to the politician. It belongs to the public.

It is not a right. It is a privilege that can be taken way according the States Constitution.

Not to mention that hi public officials need to be held at a higher standard than the average citizen.

Crimefile said...

When they take your paycheck, that’s indeed property protected by the 5thAmendment. Due process is ingrained in our country and culture. Due process is the law of the land. The now former governor has every right to sue to overturn the entire proceeding. We may find out if and when he gets judicial review.

Anonymous said...

Paul I doubt that you'll approve a post that states your wrong.

Had this been a criminal trial, I'd agree with ya. But this was an administrative hearing.

His "paycheck" is the peoples. He can be elected to receive it, and he can be taken out.

I thought you were against Government corruption.
In his criminal trial he THEN deserves a fair trial.

Crimefile said...

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.