Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mike Madigan, Blago Enabler

Illinois GOP Chairman Andy McKenna (left) asks a question to which many of us would like an answer:

As Mike Madigan prepares today to impeach for a second time the man whose re-election campaign he co-chaired in 2006, the people of Illinois have two questions: why didn’t you do this sooner? And why did you co-chair his re-election campaign?

McKenna goes on, hitting the jugular:

Madigan recently tried to explain his crucial part in reelecting Rod Blagojevich in 2006 by saying “we didn’t know the intensity of the federal inquiry.” (Chicago Tribune, House panel unanimously approves report accusing Gov. Rod Blagojevich of wide range of offenses, January 9, 2008).We don’t know how Speaker Madigan could not have known the “intensity of the federal inquiry”. Below is only a small sampling of press reports of the federal investigations surrounding the Governor’s office. They all appeared before Blagojevich’s re-election in 2006. Andy's Full Column here.....