Sunday, January 25, 2009

Governor loses one of his high powered attorneys

I have yet to see the press conference. In fact my laptop could be as goofy as Gov. Blagojevich's press conference on Friday, highlighting reasons why he thinks he's being singled out by Illinois' General Assembly. The legislative body that Barack Obama, himself was part of before he found himself as President of the United States.

It was also in the news Friday that Ed Genson, we saw him a lot when the state House convened a Special Investigative Committee to determine if there is enough cause for impeachment, is leaving the Governor's legal team. He even asked the panel if they would speak up for the Governor. No one spoke up for Blagojevich.

Anyway it appears that Genson has found himself fed up...
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief defense attorney announced Friday that he is bailing out of the fraud and bribery case against the governor, strongly hinting that his embattled client refused to listen to his advice.

"I never require a client to do what I say, but I do require them to at least listen," Edward M. Genson said. "I intend to withdraw as counsel in this case."
You know I was reading the Capitol Fax and here's one of the comments I ran across on that blog on Thursday...
I bet this happened: Genson finally told Blago in no uncertain terms that he had NO chance of winning a lawsuit and he wasn’t going to go along with any more of this nonsense. Blago did not want to hear that, so he’s thrown Genson under the proverbial bus; Adam, meanwhile, is still playing along with the gov’s delusions.
You should know Genson was somehow able to get R. Kelly off on charges of statuatory rape.

In any event if you read up on state politics in the past few years one of the many things that has come up is that no one can control this governor. I can only speculate that the Governor enjoys sycophants. People should only say what he wants to hear, even if what he wants to hear may be more detrimental to him than the more prudent advice.

Well that's only speculative, but perhaps, the Governor didn't like the advice offered by Ed Genson. When he realized that his collegues weren't on the same page as far as how to proceed with his upcoming impeachment trial.

This only underscores one main prediction, the Governor isn't going to be Governor in February! He's making it too easy on himself and he could hold as many self-serving press conferences he wants.

You know I posted the Blago "shame" pic on Twitter, then on Illinoize, and now I see it on the Capitol Fax, Bill Baar's West Side (in the sidebar), even the Windy Citizen where you can vote it up or down. Where else will I find it? You can always get the original here.

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