Now, why can't this happen in the Philippines?
For numerous offenses and abuses, including a plan to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama, which was captured on wiretap, the Illinois Senate voted 59-0 to throw out Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich out of office.
59-0. That's a mind-boggling number; it's crystal clear that Blagojevich had no allies at all in Illinois politics.
While Blagojevich continues to protest his innocence, it appears that, with him ousted, criminal charges are now being readied against him.
In the Philippines, such an event sadly cannot happen, as the ruling administration has hijacked the impeachment process, making it impossible for the President, or any of her close allies, to be impeached in the same way Blagojevich was.
Kudos to the Illinois Senate for sticking to its guns and ousting a corrupt governor. May Blagojevich's example be an inspiration for those of us who are laboring to fight corruption.