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01/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Why Blagojevich Should Still Appoint A Senator

On Dec. 19, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held a take-no-prisoners (or questions) press conference, vowing that he's "not going to quit a job the people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob." Then he spent the rest of the day proving he still has some governing left in him, pardoning 22 criminals. But if Blagojevich really wants to show he's still running the state, he'll do something even more dangerous: He'll appoint a senator.

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