Roland Burris, Barack Obama, Chicago, etc.

Update on the Senator, Roland Burris (Democrat), who was appointed by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. I am extra frustrated by how this drama is playing out. I was completely fooled by the previous claims that Roland Burris had not been in any talks with Blagojevich about fundraising and the appointment. I guess some of […]

Blagojevich out as Illinois Governor: Impeached 59-0

So, Governor Blagojevich loses his office. Previous Lieutenant Governor Patrick Quinn (Blagojevich’s runningmate) is now Governor. And, Rolad Burris, who Blagojevich appointed, is a Senator. (excerpt from) Newsday/Chicago Tribune Blagojevich kicked out as Illinois governor 7:21 PM EST, January 29, 2009 The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office Thursday, marking the […]

Breaking news: Senate leaders move towards seating Burris

This is about the seating of the person who would fill Barack Obama’s vacated seat in the Senate. The rule is that the Governor of Illinois appoints the person. Though, with Gov. Rod Blagojevich caught up in scandal, it had been suggested that the choice Gov. Blagojevich made might be blocked… (excerpt from) CFTKTV in […]

Green Party Governor Candidate: We told you so!

(I believe that there used to be “Don’t blame me, I voted for Rich Whitney for Governor” bumper stickers. Those might be sweet to have now…-KW) Press Release from the Rich Whitney for Governor campaign: Whitney for Governor P.O. Box 3803, Carbondale, IL 62902 www.whitneyforgov.org Former Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Whitney on the arrest and criminal […]