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Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial
Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2011 | Michael Tarm

Posted on 06/27/2011 12:37:45 PM PDT by libstripper

A jury has convicted Rod Blagojevich of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and other corruption charges.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blago; corruption; guilty; nowgetobama
Too bad they didn't prosecute the Illegal and Moochelle for a lot of the sane stuff.
1 posted on 06/27/2011 12:37:48 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Cue the Perry Mason “Guilty” music.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 12:43:04 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: libstripper
Also the insane stuff as well.
3 posted on 06/27/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT by White Bear ("Una salus victus nullam sperare salutem" - The one hope of the doomed is not to hope for safety.)
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To: libstripper

So, I guess Blago’s about to get a slap on the wrist and 12 months of community service. Scary...


4 posted on 06/27/2011 12:46:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: libstripper
Was he a Dem or Republican, the story doesn't say. /Sarc
5 posted on 06/27/2011 12:47:32 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: libstripper

Hey Blago - we’ll forgive all if you expose Obama’s crimes.

Do it.

Now.

Really.

Come on - no one with a measurable IQ believes his books or his birth layered altered...er....birth certificates.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 12:48:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Windflier
12 months of community service. Scary...

Time "serving the community" as governor counted as time served. Let off with a "Don't [get caught] do[ing] it again."

7 posted on 06/27/2011 12:53:11 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: libstripper
Buy Soap-on-a-rope stock. . . .
You will get rich...
Double rich when John Boy gets his. . . . . . .
8 posted on 06/27/2011 12:57:21 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Wounded Warrior Project. Support our Wounded Warriors. They gave a lot for US.)
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To: libstripper

Well, now that he’s been convicted, he can run for office again, right? Wasn’t that happened with all the other corrupt Democrat politicians?


9 posted on 06/27/2011 12:58:32 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: libstripper

10 posted on 06/27/2011 12:59:15 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Time "serving the community" as governor counted as time served. Let off with a "Don't [get caught] do[ing] it again."

That's a pretty harsh sentence, considering that he's a Democrat, don't you think? I mean, think of all the damage that will cause to Blago's self esteem. Horrors...

11 posted on 06/27/2011 1:00:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: libstripper

He used the wrong defense. He should have gone with “I just did what comes natural for politicians in that part of the country. It’s in the DNA. I was born that way.”


12 posted on 06/27/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: libstripper

They’re going to have to build an “Illinois Governor’s suite” at that fed prison. There’s been a lot lately using it.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 1:02:21 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: JoeProBono

Illinois: The only state where license plates are made by former governors.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 1:02:50 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JoeProBono

Big Bubba to Chicken Hawk at the State Pen:

“Ain’t he purty? I’m gonna make him mine.”


15 posted on 06/27/2011 1:17:09 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: libstripper

I am sure I read somewhere that while running for Governor, he promised no more gun control, then after election immediately began pushing for every kind he could think of.


16 posted on 06/27/2011 1:20:46 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Vigilanteman

17 posted on 06/27/2011 1:23:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Vigilanteman
Illinois: The only state where license plates are made by former governors.

I would hope that's true but, if Illinois is like many other states, prisoners no longer make license plates. Instead, that's now subcontracted out to private firms (with union labor, perhaps?).

18 posted on 06/27/2011 1:43:04 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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Build Illinois. Start with an ex-Illinois Governor’s wing at Menard.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 1:44:14 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: libstripper

I’m wondering if he’ll sell out Obama or Rahm as a way to cut a deal with the prosecution so he can avoid jail time.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 1:50:50 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: libstripper; All

21 posted on 06/27/2011 2:12:01 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Excellent!


22 posted on 06/27/2011 2:25:15 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: KevinB

Thanks so much Kevin!


23 posted on 06/27/2011 2:30:48 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: libstripper

Blago is going to jail for using his position for personal gain and yet no one has investigated Michelle Obama’s big raise when her husband became a Senator?

Michelle Obama worked at University of Chicago. After Obama was elected to the Senate the university gets federal funds. Michelle gets almost $200,000 raise from the University. And Blago is the one who was investigated and is going to jail for the rest of his life?

I’ve read about this a while back but hearing it from Blago’s lips is compelling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6UX90ze030&feature=player_embedded

Ohhhh! And there’s a lot more the NIM are not investigating…….
(NIM = Nefarious Incompetent Media)

http://thedailypen.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=4


24 posted on 06/28/2011 9:14:39 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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So true, and this very kind of an attempted corrupt deal is one of the things Blago was convicted of. The big diffeence, in the case of Moochelle and the Illegal, is that it was actually consumated, with each party to the bribery conspiracy getting exactly what it wanted.
25 posted on 06/29/2011 6:04:50 AM PDT by libstripper
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