The vote by the House was 114-1 and marks the first time in the state’s 190-year history that a governor has been impeached, despite Illinois’ longstanding reputation for political corruption.
A Blagojevich spokesman said the governor will not resign. A 2 p.m. news conference with the governor is scheduled for the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.
Allahpundit can’t wait for the press conference (remember, that’s 2 PM CST), and neither can I. Although at this point the fact that the meme has been well and truly set that Illinois politics is a wretched hive of scum and villainy has seriously upped the ante on how this story could get any better. As I’ve noted privately, we’re at the point where we’d need flaming chainsaws to increase the Awesomeness of it all…
Let me go get a match, then.