The Illinois legislature is not letting any grass grow under its feet, in carrying out the impeachment process against Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The House of Representatives has voted, nearly unanimously, to impeach the governor. I wonder whether, if the Illinois Senate can complete its trial soon enough, the U.S. Senate will hold off on seating Roland Burris, Blagojevich's appointee to the vacant Senate seat. That would allow Pat Quinn, who would succeed Blagojevich, to make an appointment with no appearance of impropriety, while still not letting the seat remain vacant for too long.
So far, it has seemed increasingly likely that the U.S. Senate will agree to seat Burris.