Rod Blagojevich, now the former governor of Illinois, was given his walking papers by the IL Senate by a vote of 59-0.
Illinois senators stripped Gov. Rod Blagojevich of power Thursday in the final act of a political drama that handed the reins of state government to his estranged lieutenant governor, Pat Quinn, and likely will end Blagojevich’s career in politics.
Senators voted unanimously to convict Blagojevich and bar him from holding political office in the state again. Shortly after the vote, Quinn was sworn in as Illinois’ new governor.
Of course, this is just round 1. The IL legislature removed him from office. Now we’ll see if the FBI and US Attorneys remove him from the streets.
Loudoun County Administrator Kirby Bowers is retiring, according to the latest Alert Loudoun. Bowers is leaving to take an Executive Director position with the Triangle J Council of Governments. Mr. Bowers has been a solid public servant and Loudoun has benefited greatly from his work. I wish him all the best and here’s hoping we can get lucky and find someone to step into Bower’s shoes who can do as well as he has these past 31 years.