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Illinois / Blagojevich Scandal / A Discussion #917342

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 09, 2009
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[Illinois Governor Rod BLAGOJEVICH - says he is not guilty of wrongdoing.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The impeachment vote against Blagojevich featured. [BLAGOJEVICH - quotes Alfred Tennyson's poem.] Live strategy session held with CNN's David Gergen and Joe Johns and "Washington Times" Tara Wall about Blagojevich and about the economy. [JOHNS - comments on the governor's news conference after his impeachment.] [GERGEN - says "this guy is nuts," but crazy like a fox but the impeachment vote against him was 114-1 in the state legislature.] [WALL - calls it a "freak show" in Illinois; comments on the possible seating in the Senate of Roland Burris.] [GERGEN - says President-elect Barack Obama's camp was surprised by the reaction of Congress.] [JOHNS, WALL - comments on the negotiations between Obama and Congress.] Other material: [BLAGOJEVICH - says he has taken action to use his authority to get things done for the people.]

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