Blagojevich impeached!

(Picture Courtesy of the New York Times)

“The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, an unprecedented action that sets up a state Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat and other charges,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

Blogejevich’ attempt to sell President Elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat was just the tip of the iceberg.  Other charges included the fact “that Blagojevich expanded a health care program without proper authority, that he circumvented hiring laws to give jobs to political allies, that he spent millions of dollars on foreign flu vaccine that he knew was not needed and could not be brought into the country.”

To what extent will Blagojevich’ impeachment continue to haunt his appointment of Roland Burris to replace Obama in the U.S. Senate?  And will this mess continue to trip up the Obama administration and the ability of Senate Leader Harry Reid to do his job?

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