They’re not messing around in the Illinois legislature now that Blago’s own-goaled himself:

Within hours of Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrrest, state lawmakers were calling for impeachment proceedings to begin.

Democrat John Fritchey, told CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery that  impeachment proceeedings will have to begin now.

Speed is of the essence since even a jailed Blagojevich can make appointments, and the last thing anyone wants to see are tainted appointments. 

Update: Durbin calls for special election:

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said Tuesday he wants a special election called to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat. They really sound worried that Blagojevich would actually be so crass as to try this, otherwise they wouldn’t be rushing to impeach or to change the law to make it impossible for a jailed Blago to make appointments.

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