The Washington Times - January 14, 2009, 11:49AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — in an ironic, surreal scene, impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich will preside briefly over the chamber that holds his political future in its hands.

On Wednesday, Blagojevich was to oversee the swearing-in of the Illinois Senate, which will decide in a matter of weeks whether to throw the two-term Democrat out of office.


The opening of a new legislative session is normally an upbeat occasion, but how the senators and the governor will respond this time is anyone’s guess.

I wonder if Blagojevich is going to charge admission to the state Senate — not for spectators, for the senators.

Oddmakers are giving 2-to-1 odds that Blagojevich refuses to seat the Senate.  Blagojevich’s got most of that action.

The session is supposed to open at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to be covered by the Gambling Network.

Blagojevich swearing in the Senate is kinda like O.J. picking his jury — the first time around, not the second.