Skip to comments.John Kass: Blago's run-away jury [former gov notches win in appeal to lowest common denominator]
Posted on 08/19/2010 7:52:33 AM PDT by rhema
If his tongues were a pair of hands, then Rod Blagojevich could have played three-card Monte with his mouth on Tuesday. Having conned at least one member of his federal jury into cutting him a break in his corruption trial, Blagojevich was convicted of only one count out of 24.
Within minutes, Gov. Dead Meat was down in the lobby of the federal building, appealing to the next jury pool in the retrial sure to come. The man who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on his suits is reaching out to potential jurors from the inner city who live in high-crime areas.
He talked fast and he talked loud. But not under oath.
"This is a persecution!" he cried. "We have police officers who are being gunned down on the streets! We have children who can't play in front of their homes in the summertime because they might get gunned down!"
After using the recent murders of police officers and children as metaphoric shields, Dead Meat charged shamelessly forward.
"And we have a prosecutor who has wasted and wants to spend tens of millions of our taxpayer money to keep persecuting me, persecuting my family, take me away from my little girls," said Dead Meat.
The slain cops, the babies gunned down, the neighborhoods suffering in fear, all of them are his playthings now. The man will say anything (but not under oath) and expect you to buy it.
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John Kass?...........Any Kin to Jack?..............
I wish it was a run-away jury... a run-away [grand jury] is something that strikes fear into corrupt judges & government officials.
The prosecutor succeeded in his mission- protecting Obama.
I also don't feel the slightest bad, knowing Chicago/Illinois politics and the corruption of many Blue city/states who do what Blago did all of the time.
This merely shows the true face of the good ole boy networks in action and shouldn't come as a surprise especially to an entire country that voted for "O" in order to get someone elses goodies FREE!
Guess they want to take away Blago’s right to free speech too.
Fitz blew it. He wanted to protect O and his cabal and he paid the price.
Thank you lone juror!!!
Remove the K and you have what that person is and gives for commentary in the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago is loaded with bigger crooks than Blago. He is sort of the sacrificial lamb.
Sounds like one of them was bought off.
Pray for America
This woman had told her friends weeks ago that she was going to find Blago innocent. That in itself is pretty damning. Something here stinks for sure.
John Kass is THE best!
“But next time they’ll probably do things differently. You can bet that they’ll call other sexy, forgotten witnesses, like Obama’s convicted real estate fairy Tony Rezko.”
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES !!!!
Where is Rezko anyway? Do they have him in some solitary cell in some Chicago basement somewhere? Is he even still alive...? /sarcasm
In a protective holding place waiting to testify...Too dangerous to let him see the light of day?
If he wan’t going to use him for BLANK-O who else was he holding out for? Can’t see it being the mayor? BO?
Bet she has a nice bump in her bank acct in the next few weeks.
Pray for America
The basic problem is that the prosecution must convince 12 jurors beyond a reasonable doubt whereas a defendant doesn’t even have to convince one. He merely has to create a reasonable doubt in one juror. In modern America almost every jury contains at least one person who believes he is Napoleon. With a well-funded defense a defendant should be able to convince one juror that he (the juror) did it.