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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Revmitchell, Jan 29, 2009.
Just watching the count in the Ill congress. It was a unanimous vote to impeach Blago.
That's great news!
I'll bet a number of them that voted are hoping they can hide all their dirty laundry before they get found out.
I wonder what effect their impeachment procedure will have on the federal trial when it's time has come?
Hard to seat a jury?, etc?
I was shocked at the 59-0 vote. I wasn't expecting that. I was expecting him to be found guilty, but not unanimously.
By-the-by....and I may be wrong, but doesn't impeached simply mean accused? Clinton was impeached but acquited. Andrew Johnson impeached , but acquited also.
Is that right or can the word be used interchangeably as accused and/or guilty?
Clinton was impeached by the congress and acquitted by the Senate. Of course he was disbarred by the state of Arkansas. The Senate failed to do their job.
My wife thinks that he wasn't given a fair shake.
I can remember my 8th grade American history class following the Clinton impeachment.
The day that the senate voted was televised ( I'm sure you remember) and I let my students watch the voting. Even they knew that the whole thing was a farce. I didn't have to say a word...and didn't.
Yea I am sure the Arkansas Bar thought it was all a farce.
As I saw one person say today, "The voters in Illinois must be rolling over in their graves."
Do I understand you correctly to say that lying under oath is a farce?
And you are a teacher?
I did not make myself plain!
The whole voting was a farce. They knew he was guilty of lying under oath. We had watched some senators the few days before talk about how disgusted they were with the president......and yet they acquited him.
That's what was a mockery....that they KNEW he was guilty of lying under oath and did not FIND him guilty. My 8th graders were gravely disappointed with the Senate and the whole political fiasco.
They innocently thought that truth always wins and that justice always prevails.
I'm sorry for not making myself clear.
Fair enough. Thanks for clarifying
I thought the same thing PL did. My apologies
Not your fault nor Pastor Larry's.....sometimes I just type at a different speed than I think....and I make no sense.....:laugh:
Peace - :type:
Well it wouldn't have hurt if I had asked for clarification.
Exactly, you can't find 12 people who doesn't think he's guilty. There sure wasn't one in the IL Senate.
And with good reason. The evidence is overwhelming.
The only people who are shocked that it was unanimous are those who didn't live in Illinois or didn't follow Illinois politics. Blago had no friends in the General Assembly.
On top of that, he admitted to doing it, and played the "They did it too" card. He said essentially, "This is what you do when you are a politician."
Well at least he wasn't lying about that!!! :smilewinkgrin:
I can't believe it! After all, he said on TV the other night that he was innoncent! YOu mean to tell me, a politician lied on TV? That would never happen.