Disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today said he’s “done nothing wrong” and plans to fight to stay in power. Never mind that there can’t be more than a handful of people who believe him, or that he’s brought the entire state into disrepute, or the fact that he cannot carry out the duties of the office. No, the only thing that seems to matter to him is his precious ego—and money, too, apparently; after all, who would hire him now?
So he’s digging his heels in, the Illinois Supreme Court won’t act, so impeachment is left as the only way to get him out of office. It’ll be an expensive, time-consuming and thoroughly destructive process the state will have to go through, thanks to one man’s selfish, self-centred egomania.
If that man had even the slightest bit of integrity, the tiniest fraction of concern for the people of Illinois, if anything mattered to him apart from his own ego, then he would do the honourable thing and resign. But his actions show he has no integrity, no concern for Illinois and he’s clearly not honourable in any way.
Nevertheless, there’s one and only one thing that Blagojevich must do: Resign. He must stop making things worse than they already are. Go, Rod, you’re not wanted and certainly not needed. Just GO!