Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Blago Impeachment: What Would Lincoln Do?
We have all heard a lot of Lincoln references associated with Obama's candidacy and election, but this one is perhaps the most peculiar. According to the New York Times, prosecutors in the Blagojevich case have asked the Illinois legislature to postpone impeaching the governor because this could compromise their investigation. Representative Monique Davis, however, insisted that the impeachment process must proceed because Illinois needs clarity: "It’s the Land of Lincoln . . . It’s the land of Barack Obama." What would Lincoln do?