For Immediate Release Friday, December 12, 2008
The Libertarian Party of Illinois (LP Illinois) condemns the recent actions of Democratic Governor Rob Blagojevich and calls for his immediate resignation for the good of the State of Illinois.
Blagojevich was arrested on December 9, 2008, accused of scheming to profit from the selling of President-Elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat for cash or for a political appointment. Charges against Blagojevich were detailed in a 76-page criminal complaint.
“This type of arrogant, outrageous behavior has become the norm among our elected officials and must no longer be tolerated in Illinois,” says LP Illinois State Chair Dave Brady. “The citizens of this state deserve and must demand elected officials who serve honestly and with integrity.”
Brady also emphasized the need for more voter choices in Illinois. “First, George Ryan, a Republican, and now Rob Blagojevich, a Democrat–abusing the public trust in an attempt to enrich themselves,” Brady says. “I hope this sends a signal to the voters of Illinois and to the media that there really is no difference between the two major parties, and more choices are needed. We fully expect to provide an alternative candidate for governor who is well qualified, accountable and responsive.”
“I challenge all media to provide equal attention to all third parties during the next campaign for governor,” Brady adds.
The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org . The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.