Starving Out Blago

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Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

Have Illinois legislators read the draft stimulus bill? They might want to:

None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois.

I’m unaware of any previous case of the Congress dangling a bag of money over state legislators’ heads like this before. I’d also be surprised if it fails, no matter how commanding Blagojevich looks on “The View.” Illinois is not really in the position to turn down cash right now.

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PoliTrix » Blog Archive » IL-GOV: Bribing The Jury?
Pingback posted January 26, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

[...] over his rights and duties while still in office, despite, well, everything.  Today, the Washington Independent highlights a remarkably egregious incursion into Blagojevich’s impeachment trial and his [...]


AMERICAN NONSENSE » IL-GOV: Bribing The Jury?
Pingback posted January 26, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

[...] over his rights and duties while still in office, despite, well, everything.  Today, the Washington Independent highlights a remarkably egregious incursion into Blagojevich’s impeachment trial and his [...]


KCinDC
Comment posted January 28, 2009 @ 9:19 am

Unless I'm missing something, it seems to me that (1) provides an easy way around (2).


KCinDC
Comment posted January 28, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

Unless I'm missing something, it seems to me that (1) provides an easy way around (2).


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