According to the Associated Press:
The Illinois House could vote as early as next week on whether to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The Illinois House has bumped up its schedule and will meet several days next week. They had been set to reconvene on Jan. 12.
This comes as a little bit of a shock to me. After they showed no political back bone a couple weeks back I figured they would never actually vote to impeach Blagojevich. Maybe the Burris appointment and the circus that followed it has made them think twice?
But I still doubt this will come to anything execpt maybe another tent in the circus. You see, while it only takes a majority of the house to impeach it takes two thirds of the Senate to convict. Thats a pretty big feet for a state congress that couldn’t (or wouldn’t) even pass a bill taking the appointment power out of Blagojevich’s hands.
We shall see what happens…
(Picture from Chicago Magazine)