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Blago Impeachment Theater: Update: State court rules that Burris doesn’t need SecofState sig

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 9, 2009 01:33 PM

Scroll for updates…Burris left hanging by Ill. supreme court…

I was at the gym while Blago was jogging while the Illinois Senate was busy impeaching him:

In a dramatic display of anger and solidarity over a political scandal that has made Illinois a national laughingstock, lawmakers on Friday voted 114-1 to impeach disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

It’s the first time in the state’s history that the Illinois House has voted to impeach its governor. The impeachment proceedings will now move to the Illinois Senate for trial. That trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 26.

Blagojevich was out jogging in Chicago while lawmakers in Springfield voted to impeach him. Upon returning from his run, he compared his situation to long-distance running.

Blagojevich refused to answer any specific questions about the 114-1 vote by which the House impeached him Friday.

But he said: “Let me simply say I feel like the old Alan Sillitoe short story ‘The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.’ … And that’s what this is by the way, a long-distance run.”

Indeed, we’re nowhere near the finish line.

But I prefer arts analogies to sports ones. The curtain opens on the next act of Blago Impeachment Theater at 3pm Eastern today, when Blago holds a press conference.

Get yer popcorn ready. I expect this one will be more entertaining that Burris’s last media appearance.

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Update: Breaking 2pm Eastern…Illinois State Supreme Court rules on Burris request…no SecofState signature needed…

Court says SecofState doesn’t have to sign Burris certification:

The Illinois Supreme Court just ruled that the secretary of state doesn’t have to sign the certificate appointing Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, AP reports.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named Burris, a former state attorney general, to replace Barack Obama after federal prosecutors charged the governor with trying to sell the seat.

Secretary of State Jesse White has refused to sign the certification, leaving Burris in limbo.

From the ruling:

“Because the secretary of state had no duty … to sign and affix the state seal to the document issued by the governor appointing Roland Burris to the United States Senate, petitioners are not entitled to an order from this court requiring the secretary to perform those acts,” the high court wrote in its opinion. “Under the secretary of state act, the secretary’s sole responsibility was to register the appointment, which he did.”

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