Tuesday, December 09, 2008
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Brady calls for governor to resign

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[December 09, 2008]  BLOOMINGTON -- State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, today called on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to immediately resign his office in light of his arrest on federal criminal charges of soliciting bribes.

Insurance"The dire fiscal situation in Illinois demands that we have a chief executive who can devote his full attention to serving the people of Illinois," Brady said. "With this cloud now over his head, Rod Blagojevich clearly is encumbered in the performance of his official duties and should resign immediately. Gov. Blagojevich has shown he has trouble governing in the best of times. These challenging times demand unencumbered leadership and a full-time governor working for the people of Illinois as they face great economic uncertainty.

"Whether he is ultimately proven innocent or guilty, we know from recent history the time these judicial proceedings can take. Elected officials need to put the public interest ahead of their own personal interests. The interests of the people of Illinois should not be neglected while the governor faces a grave personal and legal challenge."

[Text from file received from Citizens for Bill Brady]


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