Posted December 17, 2008on:
News sources are claiming that Blagojevich is being “defiant” by refusing to resign as governor.
Personally, I think the guy is being an idiot. He’s a selfish, immature, lying, poor excuse for a governor and a human being. And his actions are continuing to hurt Illinois.
He’s losing money for the state…and Illinois is not a state that can afford to lose any money right now. Schools are facing huge budget cuts, state parks and historic sites have been closed, and we can’t even keep our roads cleaned properly because of money troubles.
He’s making his party look bad. I wonder if a Democrat has a chance to be elected as governer when the next election rolls around in 2010. Not that I want one to be elected, but even if the Democratic candidate is the best person for the job, it may be an uphill battle after four years of bad policies and a federal indictment with the current governor.
He’s bringing bad press to the state. While I don’t think anyone would complain about national attention most of the time, this is not the sort of thing that most Illinoians want to be recognized for. Particularly after former governor Ryan landing in jail. For the moment, Illinois is a joke for SNL writers, pundits, and anyone else who finds the current situation humorous.
It’s time for Blagojevich to step down. His state has lost faith in him and there is little that he can do at this point to fix the situation other than to graciously leave. The citizens of IL deserve an honest person in office. Don’t know that we’ll get one, but it’s certainly time for someone with some integrity to live in the governor’s mansion in Springfield. Actually it’s just time for someone to live in the governor’s mansion, period.