Monday, May 05, 2008

R. I. P. Recall

From The Daily Herald:

Senate President Emil Jones Jr., a Chicago Democrat, said universal health care and public works projects should have taken precedence over the recall vote. Jones, who aligns himself heavily with Blagojevich, added that sometimes governors and lawmakers make "tough" or "unpopular" decisions.

"No piece of legislation should ever be aimed at any individual," Jones said.

Emil Jones informs us there is only one corrupt individual in Illinois politics. From his mouth to God's ears. Of course, if that were true, the recall amendment might have passed. State Sen. Terry Link (a Waukegan Democrat who voted against recall) said:

"I just don't think recall is what we need," he said. "We have recall every two years -- it's called the ballot box."
Yup. I, for one, will be sure to remember that. To help you do the same, here is a list of how senators voted on the amendment.

Note to self . . .

1 comment:

Marge said...

Thanks for adding the voters list to this post.
If democracy is government of the people, by the people, and for the people, then the "People" need to take a stronger stand on this issue. I won't wait to say it with my vote, I'm writing the state senate now. When voting time comes we should be able to write in our vote for the Recall. I don't believe the constitution was written to protect and harbor any "Incompetent" in office.

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