News Abroad and at Home

News Abroad and at Home

Saturday, January 10th 9:55am Dear Diary, Just met with the Pakistani leaders yesterday in hopes of finding common ground and hopefully building a new relationship with them. I would say that overall the meetings went quite well. Iâ??m hoping that these diplomatic talks can do more to encourage the countries to do more in eliminating the Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants operating along the Pakistani-Afghan border. But ultimately, the meetings will strengthen US-Pakistan relations, which will be extremely helpful when Barack and I take office in just ten days. Also, I read about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment by the Illinois House of Representatives. Now it’s in the hands of the Senate to determine whether he should remain in office. I personally have mixed feelings as to whether this was a good move on the part of the Illinois Democrats. On one hand, it shows that in this new time with Obama in the White House, we won’t condone criminal activities, even if their committed by members of our own party. On the other hand, perhaps it would be better for all Democrats, and especially the Obama administration (since I don’t even know our involvement), to just let this go so the public loses interest in the case. Then again, this might give some validity to Roland Burris, the successor Blagojevich picked to fill Barack’s Senate seat. Burris is gaining popularity among Democrats, but perhaps the impeachment will somehow absolve him of Blagojevich’s wrongdoings. I suppose only time will tell. Regardless, I can’t help but wonder if I will still be in the Senate when it our time comes to decide what to do. Until next time, Joe the Veep