Blagojevich's Sister-In-Law May Cast Impeachment Vote

01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Carol Marin Chicago Sun-Times

On Jan. 14, Deborah Mell will be sworn in as the new state representative from the district her brother-in-law once represented. She could be called up to vote on his impeachment. What will she do?

Meanwhile, the only thing we have heard from Patti Blagojevich with regard to this corruption scandal comes from a federal document detailing an expletive-riddled wiretapped conversation about how the Tribune better fire some of her husband's critics if it wants state help selling the Cubs.

It's one thing to be there for family. It's another to be an enabler, or worse, complicit.

We really need to hear from Mrs. Blagojevich one of these days.

For state Rep.-elect Deborah Mell, in four weeks she will officially move from private citizen to public office. Freshman legislators are often counseled to keep their mouths shut in the beginning.

Not, alas, in this case.

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