Even those legislaors who hated the former governor -- and there were many -- knew that this was taking an action that was unlike any they had imagined taking.
And then, I was in the Senate in January when they put the governor on trial. You could hear a pin drop.
Amid it all, lawmakers talked about the shame and the embarrassment and the corruption that had come to define Illinois.
But now, months later, when there is a real opportunity to transform Illinois' politics thru a package of comprehensive, thoughtful reforms, where are those legislators who decried our failed politics? Where's the outrage to fuel a vote for change?
Not quite there, is it?