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Illinois AG threatens to act soon against embattled governor if he refuses to resign

Staff
AP News

Dec 11, 2008 09:04 EST

Illinois’ attorney general on Thursday threatened to go to the state Supreme Court to have embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared unfit to hold office if he doesn’t resign soon.

“I am prepared to take action,” state Attorney General Lisa Madigan said on CNN.

She said the best thing would be for Blagojevich (bluh-GOY’-uh-vich) to resign. The governor was arrested Tuesday on charges that he put President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat up for sale and he has ignored calls for his resignation.

“The easiest way for us to move on in the state of Illinois is for Governor Blagojevich to do the right thing for the people and to resign,” she said. “Now, it doesn’t appear that he has any inclination to do that. Maybe things will change today or tomorrow.”

Madigan said she “won’t wait terribly long.”

“I have the opportunity to go to our Illinois Supreme Court and ask them to declare our governor is unable to serve and put in our lieutenant governor as acting governor,” Madigan said.

Several other options are being considered to force the governor from office.

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Following Blagojevich Arrest, Obama Senate Seat Put On eBay

Huffo Pos- Sam Stein

December 9, 2008 01:51 PM

Various elements of the Rod Blagojevich arrest today are unavoidably humorous — whether it is his completely cynical approach to politics, the idea that he was even considering a possible run for President in 2016, his wife’s disdain for the Chicago Cubs, or the fact that he and his aides contemplated shaking down Warren Buffett for cash (allegedly, of course).

In fact, when authorities rang Blagojevich this morning to let him know that they were coming to arrest him, he responded: “Is this a joke?”

There was an almost cartoonish-aspect to the corruption exhibited by the Illinois Governor. And now, that buffoonery has rubbed off on all aspects surrounding the case. On eBay, a poster from Illinois has put up a listing for the United States Senate Seat, a nod to the auction that Blagojevich was apparently hoping to host from within the confines of his own office.

The current bid is a mere $0.99 cents. And the end time for the bid is December 19, 2008.

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