Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's bigger than the Guv

From McKenna's press release,

Today the Democrat-dominated impeachment committee released their resolution to impeach Governor Blagojevich. Included in the list of charges were:

Attempting to import flu vaccines without FDA approval: In 2005 Governor Blagojevich publicly flaunted FDA rules and imported unapproved flu vaccines from overseas. Illinois never used those vaccines, but still paid $3 million for them.[1] [2]

Promoting a scheme to import prescription drugs without federal approval: Blagojevich continued to push a costly program to import prescription drugs from Canada, despite being advised by the FDA and state auditors that the program was illegal.[3] [4]

Governor’s refusal to comply with FOIA: Blagojevich refused FOIA requests from the Better Government Association for federal subpoenas despite advice from Attorney General Lisa Madigan that failure to provide subpoenas was a violation of FOIA.[5]

Executive Ethics Commission Report: While the report was not publicly available at the time, numerous press accounts documented the alleged widespread hiring fraud perpetrated by the Blagojevich Administration.[7]

These charges have one thing in common: they were all widely reported and well-known before Blagojevich’s reelection in 2006.

“Blagojevich Democrats have enabled Rod Blagojevich every step of the way for the last six years and are now trying to pretend they had nothing with the mismanagement of this state,” added McKenna. “Now more than ever, the Democrats’ failure to lead over the last thirty days has highlighted why we need change in Illinois.”
If I were Genson I'd quote all those Senator-enablers along the way in the trial. I think it would make them look like fools.


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