Friday, December 12, 2008

plezWorld's Big Number for December 12th

plezWorld's Big Number is 84. According to a Rasmussen Reports telephone survey, 84 percent of Illinois voters say indicted Governor Rod Blagojevich should resign, with only 9 percent who disagree.

A whopping 79 percent say Blagojevich should spend some time in jail. According to the survey, only seven percent say the governor is doing a good or excellent job in office while 83% rate his performance as poor (his poll numbers are lower than those of President Bush).

FBI agents arrested Blagojevich on Tuesday on federal corruption charges related in part to the selection of a replacement for Obama's Senate seat, which became vacant after the presidential election. Federal officials allege that Blagojevich was looking to sell or trade the position.

In a related story, reports President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that "no representatives of mine" engaged in any deal making with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich over who would fill the state's U.S. Senate vacancy. Obama also said he was as "appalled and disappointed as anyone" by the allegations against the Democratic governor and said he was confident that none of his staff members was involved in the alleged scandal.

The Senate position "belongs to the people of Illinois, and they deserve the best possible representation," he said. Obama has asked his staff to gather the facts of any contacts made with the governor's office.

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plez sez: when your favorability ratings fall below those of george bush, there should be a rule that you have to step down! blago has obviously violated the public trust and there is very little he can do to repair that... short of proving ALL of the federal governments allegations false (which is unlikely).

save the people of your state the embarrassment, step down!

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plezWorld's big number is

Big plezWorld Number

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Read the Rasmussen Reports article about Blago's popularity in Illinois.

Read the article about Obama says Blagojevich should resign.

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