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Source: Feds take [Illinois] Gov. Blagojevich into custody
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/09/08

Posted on 12/09/2008 6:14:19 AM PST by KeyLargo

Edited on 12/09/2008 6:17:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning. The U.S. attorney's office would not confirm the information, and a spokesman for the governor did not immediately return a phone call for comment.


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1 posted on 12/09/2008 6:14:19 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Could Obama be subpoenaed?


2 posted on 12/09/2008 6:16:09 AM PST by Genoa
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To: KeyLargo

OH HAPPY DAY! And I thought this cold, rainy / icy Tuesday in Chicagoland would suck!
HEY DALEY!! Are you watching? Tick...tick...tick...


3 posted on 12/09/2008 6:16:38 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: KeyLargo
What is that for Illinois? Five governors in a row gone to jail?
4 posted on 12/09/2008 6:16:55 AM PST by Leisler ("Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. " Lenin)
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To: KeyLargo

I skimmed the Trib article for a mention of his party affiliation.

LOLOLOLOL

couldn’t find it ....


5 posted on 12/09/2008 6:16:56 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: KeyLargo

WOW!!


6 posted on 12/09/2008 6:16:56 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: KeyLargo

Obama’s seat up for bid? $$$$$$$


7 posted on 12/09/2008 6:17:05 AM PST by arkady_renko
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To: KeyLargo

Another of Hussein’s creepy friends.

Does he hang with anyone normal?


8 posted on 12/09/2008 6:17:18 AM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: KeyLargo

When I saw the headline, I was still thinking of that awful old “Republican” George Ryan. I could never remember the spelling and pronounciation of this one. IL voters have again proven they are not too sharp in choosing their “leaders”.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 6:17:26 AM PST by Theodore R. (The most frightening words in the English language: The American people!)
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To: arkady_renko

My guess...


10 posted on 12/09/2008 6:17:38 AM PST by arkady_renko
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To: KeyLargo

I hope it was in front of his kids.

That was mean, wasn’t it?

Oh, well.

I hope it was in front of his kids.


11 posted on 12/09/2008 6:17:58 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: KeyLargo
This scumbag has a 4% approval rating in Illinois and yet the state gave Hussein 70% of the vote.Are the voters of IL schizophrenic or something?
12 posted on 12/09/2008 6:18:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: KeyLargo
A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning.

No political party affiliation mentioned... Could it be he's an Independent???

13 posted on 12/09/2008 6:18:34 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: KeyLargo

Ill IL voters may not be for this Blaj. fellow, but they endorse the candidates favored by Blaj.


14 posted on 12/09/2008 6:18:36 AM PST by Theodore R. (The most frightening words in the English language: The American people!)
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To: KeyLargo

Illinois now has more politicians in jail or headed for jail than New Jersey. They are a real model for governing the rest of the country! What we need is a president from Illinois.


15 posted on 12/09/2008 6:19:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Genoa

Daley and Obama have got to be soiling their underwear right now. I wonder how fast this bakelite-haired fraud will be willing to rat out his buddies to get a deal.

If Obama gives him a hurry-up pardon upon taking office, I think we will know...


16 posted on 12/09/2008 6:19:35 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: KeyLargo

Oh my gosh, i’m so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started jumping up and down and got a tingly up my leg! ah!!!


17 posted on 12/09/2008 6:19:53 AM PST by lnzog (They want your money)
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To: Theodore R.
Statistical anomaly. Nothing to see folks, move along, move along.
18 posted on 12/09/2008 6:20:04 AM PST by Leisler ("Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. " Lenin)
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To: conservativebabe

Oh please oh please oh please oh please let it be true!!!


19 posted on 12/09/2008 6:20:05 AM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: VideoPaul
YES!!!!!!

Rezko must be singing like a Canary. Next stop, Obama.

Merry Fitzmas!!!

L

20 posted on 12/09/2008 6:20:17 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: Blueflag
I skimmed the Trib article for a mention of his party affiliation. LOLOLOLOL couldn’t find it ....

That would be the Chapter 11 bankruptcy Trib?

21 posted on 12/09/2008 6:20:22 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: Gay State Conservative

DON’T BLAME ME, I VOTED FOR PALIN AND THE OLD GUY!!


22 posted on 12/09/2008 6:20:29 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: KeyLargo

This puts an interesting coda on his comments of last week, seeking a pardon for former governor George Ryan...


23 posted on 12/09/2008 6:21:43 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Theodore R.

Illinois is not only heavily Democratic but ACORN makes sure it stays that way.


24 posted on 12/09/2008 6:21:43 AM PST by sarasota
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To: KeyLargo

Move along. Nothing to see here, just typical Illinois political corruption. Move along.


25 posted on 12/09/2008 6:23:26 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: WayneS

LOL!


26 posted on 12/09/2008 6:23:27 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: bcsco

They had a clip of him on the radio this morning saying something like, “Go ahead and tap my phones. I’ve got nothing to hide.”

hehehehehehehehehehe


27 posted on 12/09/2008 6:24:04 AM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: KeyLargo




Your tax dollars at work!


28 posted on 12/09/2008 6:24:33 AM PST by XR7
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To: Leisler

Nope. Thompson and Edgar never went to jail.


29 posted on 12/09/2008 6:24:39 AM PST by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: where PCP is not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: KeyLargo

Blagojevich sounds pretty unhinged at this point. His quotes in this article are bizarre to say the least.


30 posted on 12/09/2008 6:24:52 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: VideoPaul
Daley and Obama have got to be soiling their underwear right now. I wonder how fast this bakelite-haired fraud will be willing to rat out his buddies to get a deal.

Maybe one of the buddies he rats out is Zer0...would that not be the best???

31 posted on 12/09/2008 6:25:01 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: KeyLargo

I think this a Patrick Fitzgerald prosecution. Wonder how long it will take Obama to fire him once he takes office.


32 posted on 12/09/2008 6:25:57 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: penelopesire

He knows where he’s going. I hope the handcuffs were a little too tight.


33 posted on 12/09/2008 6:26:05 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: WayneS; Toddsterpatriot

Seeing that Blago refused to live in Springfield (the capitol), this made his commute to the federal lock-up on Van Buren that much more convenient.


34 posted on 12/09/2008 6:26:38 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: KeyLargo

Are there any Illinois politicians who aren’t either completely corrupt or completely incompetent?


35 posted on 12/09/2008 6:27:25 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: KeyLargo

The DemocRAT Bleg is busted! Happy Tuesday!


36 posted on 12/09/2008 6:27:37 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (The cow is in the ditch. We know how it got there. Now help me get it out!)
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To: retrokitten

It came out last week that the Feds apparently already had a taped conversation of him. If so, it had to be pretty damning for them to act this quickly.


37 posted on 12/09/2008 6:27:50 AM PST by bcsco
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To: KeyLargo

38 posted on 12/09/2008 6:28:38 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Cheburashka

thanks.


39 posted on 12/09/2008 6:28:49 AM PST by Leisler ("Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. " Lenin)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh Happy Day, Oh Happy Day....tick tock...mwwwaaaa
Best news I have heard in a long time! Blojobovich is going down!


40 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:01 AM PST by Snappy1MarineMom (Don't Blame me I voted for Keys)
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To: VideoPaul
Daley and Obama have got to be soiling their underwear right now

Both are well insulated. In the case of Obama, he has risen to high to be taken down. The system now protects him.

41 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:03 AM PST by Poison Pill (It's a Major Award!)
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To: KeyLargo

Oh Blago, please take Obama with you.


42 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:05 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Genoa

“Could Obama be subpoenaed?”

The teflon Negro?

I doubt it. Too much white guilt.


43 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:24 AM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: KeyLargo

Happy day! Of course he is a Democrat, aren’t they all in the Chicago area Dems? We always say Illinois is ruled by Chicago and we try to deny it but here in downstate Clay County, we had over 2,000 idiots who voted for Obama. The old guy and Sarah won our county but only by 1,000 votes. Some died in the wool Dems will never vote for a Republican, no matter what. We can only hope they go after Obama next but I won’t hold my breath for that to happen.


44 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:35 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: KeyLargo

lol....wow. Sweet, if true.


45 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:41 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (By Obama's own reckoning, isn't Lyndon LaRouche more qualified? He's run since the 70's)
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To: Leisler; All

Can you comprehend how utterly demoralizing politics is in the great state of Illinois? Can’t even blame the Dems completely as the last gov. was a Republ. crook.


46 posted on 12/09/2008 6:29:42 AM PST by jilliane
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To: KeyLargo

This is hugh! And series!


47 posted on 12/09/2008 6:30:13 AM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: KeyLargo

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rod-blagojevich-1209,0,7997804.story

Federal probe widens to Obama’s vacant seat


48 posted on 12/09/2008 6:30:13 AM PST by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: bcsco

I agree and would like to again say...

heheheheheheheheeeeee


49 posted on 12/09/2008 6:30:24 AM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: KeyLargo

This is merely a well timed attempt by the Republicans to discredit Master Ruler Obama. Nothing to it and he will be exonerated and the feds will have to pay him $20,000,000,000 in compensation. That darn Bush!

Do I really need the </sarc>?


50 posted on 12/09/2008 6:30:25 AM PST by dbacks (God help the USA.)
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