Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich got caught with his hand in the cookie jar trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was roused from bed and arrested Tuesday after prosecutors said he was caught on wiretaps audaciously scheming to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat for cash or a plum job for himself in the new administration.
"I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden," the 51-year-old Democrat said of his authority to appoint Obama's replacement, "and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it." [HuffPost: More...]
Gov. Blagojevich should pull a Spitzer, swallow his pride and resign from office. Barring that, Illinois legislature should act promptly to impeach the Governor and the state senate should effect his removal from office (unless of course the FBI mistakenly wiretrapped the wrong public servants).