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Rod Blagojevich Impeached

The end is near: The Illinois Senate voted unanimously to remove Rod Blagojevich from office. According to The Washington Post, “With the vote, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, a former running mate who hasn't spoken with the increasingly isolated Blagojevich in 17 months, became Illinois' 41st governor.” After the news broke, Blago capped off a standard press conference by imploring "people in the Latino community" with Cesar Chavez—"Si se puede," a phrase thrown around during Obama's campaign—then waded into the crowd to shake hands and pose for pictures. Curiously, Quinn is also on the record quoting Chavez.