Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held a press conference this afternoon to respond to the Illinois House of Representatives' near-unanimous vote to impeach him from office. The governor began his statement by detailing the years-long effort by the House to impeach him, either to chastise the gridlock so endemic in state politics or to congratulate the House on finally getting their man.
The governor then claimed that he had been impeached because the 114 members of the House who voted in favor of impeachment do not adhere to the "Golden Rule," which states "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Not to be confused with the Blagojevich-coined "F**kin' Golden Rule," which states that one should "do unto me what this f**kin thing's worth, and we're talkin' at least $250 K annual, or maybe a f**kin' cabinet post."