American Thinker has a great article this past week outlining why Gov. Blagojevich should not resign. I would add that there really never is an expectation that a Democrat politician will resign. If President Clinton had been a Republican, he would not have been allowed to remain the president after the sullied blue dress was revealed. If Senator Robert Byrd was a Republican and uttered his famous “white n-word” remark, he would have been gone in days. Then there is Democratic Congressman Jefferson from Louisiana who had $90,000 in frozen assets in his home freezer–no resignation of course. Louisiana was lucky to boot Jefferson out of office and elect Cao, a subdued but refreshing immigrant who escaped from Viet Nam in 1975. Cao probably only won the election because it was delayed by Hurricane Katrina and once That One was safely in, there was no reason for the black vote to trek to the polls.
But wait, there was a Democrat who resigned last week: John Harris, Blago’s Chief of Staff, who also was arrested the same day as Blago and apparently is now nowhere to be found. A perusal of the 80 page indictment reveals that Harris was listed as frequently as Blago (perhaps more than Blago) participating in the taped phone conversations. As Blago’s right hand man, Mr. Harris certainly could be helpful to fill in the blanks in Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation. Has anyone seen Mr. Harris since he resigned?