Skip to comments.Blagojevich: Bush should let Ryan out of Prison
Posted on 12/10/2008 7:04:19 PM PST by fzx12345
Gov. Blagojevich, who for years has blasted corruption under his predecessor, George Ryan, said Thursday "it would be a good decision" for President Bush to let the 74-year-old Ryan out of prison early.
"I always err on the side of compassion," Blagojevich said during a Thanksgiving visit to the Chicago Christian Industrial League on the West Side.
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I can see why Blagojevich supports this. Compared to him, Ryan is almost honest.
Now why would he want a former gov out of jail? hmmm... this is a tough one.
Could we simply arrange for Blago to join Ryan in sharing a cell? Then Blago could minister to Ryan with compassion....
These hoodlums just love to shout their “compassion” from the rooftops.
And the Opraized proles gulp this mush down.
How about letting Ramos and Compean out of jail
Maybe “W” could offer Blog a quick pardon in exchange for all the nasties on the Democrat machine in Illinois.
He forgot to mention that it would “set a good precedent”
Just like having the card in Monopoly.
And while we’re at it how about a pardon for me? ...
Thanks for the ping ... I’ve added to my timeline. Interesting how it follows Durbin’s statement. Wonder if Blago had called Durbin back yet?
Some key dates (all can be sourced) ...
9/17/08 0 calls Emil Jones about ethics bill
9/19/08 Blago calls the move a Republican trap, and brings up Rezkos name in a presser. I have a theory on what happened in the Rezko situation was a system, you know, sucked him in and then some lines were crossed and then that person found himself actually violating some of the rules, Blagojevich said.
10/07/08 Blago tells Rezko to tell the truth, the day after federal prosecutors indicated that the convicted fund-raiser might be cooperating with them. Rezko sentencing subsequently delayed.
10/12/08 Rezko starts talking.
10/17/08 Blago sends 0 message via Sun-Times Sneed, Who will it be?
10/21/08 Order was signed authorizing a 30-day interception of oral communications at Friends of Blago, Blagos personal office and the conference room and that it was begun on Oct. 22.
??? Feds ask Trib to hold the presses due to wire taps.
10/28/08 Goodbye gov? Sneed hears a plan is afoot to impeach Gov. Blagojevich following the presidential election next month. Word is the votes are there. Stay tuned.
10/31/08 I just dont want to jinx him and I dont like the karma of me thinking that far ahead, Blagojevich said of Obama s prospects in Tuesdays election. The governor added, We have had some discussions about a process which well share ... if all goes well.
11/05/08 Blago meets with 0 regarding senate appointment process? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2146114/posts
11/07/08 Blago sends second message to team 0 via Sneed, Sen. Madigan?
11/12/08 Durbin announces his intent to speak about his senate candidates with Blago.
Rahn appointed chief of staff.
11/13/08 Durbin asks Blago for a meeting, voices Duckworth as a favorite.
Jarrett pulls name from senate appointment list, opts for cabinet post.
After several pages of detailing those machinations, the criminal complaint takes an abrupt turn, describing NO WIRETAPS for a period of THREE WEEKS. The complaint says Blagojevich had numerous conversations about the Senate seat during that period, but it doesnt detail any.
11/14/08 0 announces senate seat resignation, and distances himself from Blago, (courtesy of the WaPo). Resignation meant to ratchet up the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich to name a successor more quickly than planned.
11/23/08 Axelrod said, I know hes talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.
11/26/08 Durbin weighs asking Bush to commute ex-Gov. Ryan
11/27/08 Blagojevich: Bush should let Ryan out of Prison
12/05/08 Chicago Tribune ran a story on its front page reporting that law enforcement had secretly recorded Blagojevichs conversations as part of a criminal investigation. Blagojevich immediately instructed Fundraiser A to undo the plan to meet personally with the associate of Candidate Five, (JJJ).
12/09/08 Blago arrested, is accused of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, as well as soliciting bribes.
12/10/08 0 calls for Blagos resignation.
No, they should share a cell. Republicans and Democrats working together at last, stamping out license plates.
“How about letting Ramos and Compean out of jail”
The exact same thought crossed my mind...
Ryan is toast.
This is the kind of smart guy to hire:)
Women would shimmy up to this guy.