Posted by Bossip Staff
Obama put the word out that the well known crook, Blagojevich, needs to step down and call it quits:
President-elect Barack Obama is calling for the Illinois governor to resign. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president-elect agrees with other prominent politicians in Illinois and elsewhere that “under the current circumstances, it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois.” Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday, accused of scheming to enrich himself by selling Obama’s vacant Senate seat. The governor has authority to appoint the replacement. In response to questions from The Associated Press, Gibbs said Obama believes the Illinois legislature should consider a special election to fill the seat. Gibbs says the hope is to put a process in place to select a new senator who will have the trust and confidence of the people of Illinois.
Under the new regime, these old slight of the hand maneuvers are no longer tolerated. We are wondering if he gets some time for attempting this weasel move. We dig Obama for pulling his own boy’s card, but it’s not like he had a choice.