"When the president does it, that means its not illegal" - Richard Nixon
Look sometimes you just have to make a move for the good of the country, even if it means bending the rules. Why doesn't Bush just make an executive decision, it's not like hes been a stark constitutionalist throughout his presidential tenure anyway. In a state where political corruption runs wild such as Illinois, why all of a sudden are we following the rules to the letter of the law? Why is disgraced governor Rod Blagojevich still in a position where he could lawfully give away the vacant senate seat? That's a complete joke. I think we all know that he is unlikely to do so, but so what? It's called making a statement, strip him of his powers, or at least suspend those powers until he is finally found guilty in trial. I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but you saw the transcripts from the phone calls. That's proof, whether it's been made official in the court of law is not really important right now, what is important is that we establish the fact that Rod Blagojevich is a clown and he should be stripped of every gubernatorial power he has until this is all finally settled.