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!