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Breaking: Blago gets 14 year sentence
Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/07/2011 11:23:23 AM PST by RobinMasters

Rod Blagojevich’s sentencing started off with a surprise admission from his legal team that acknowledged the disgraced Illinois governor had engaged in corruption — which was followed by a lengthy apology in which Blagojevich claimed he didn’t realize that he was doing anything wrong. The strategy apparently impressed the judge only enough to reduce the potential sentence from 20 years, but still slammed Blagojevich with a 14-year sentence:

Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison after making a final plea for leniency, acknowledging his guilt and saying, “I am unbelievably sorry.”

“I believe he did, in fact, accept [responsibility],” U.S. District Judge James Zagel said in announcing how long Blagojevich should spend in prison after being convicted of 18 corruption charges that included attempting to sell or trade an appointment to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the election of President Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blago; blagojevich; govrodblagojevich; rodblagojevich

1 posted on 12/07/2011 11:23:25 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Human sacrifice to the Chicago Machine, now relocated to D.C.

Not that he didn’t deserve it.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 11:24:49 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: RobinMasters

I can’t wait to see his mug shot without his hair piece on.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 11:25:08 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: RobinMasters

No love lost for Rod. He is a product of his environment. The only thing is that 95% of elected officials in this country should be on the bus with him. How do any of them get away with it?


4 posted on 12/07/2011 11:25:28 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

If they send him to Terre Haute he can be cellie with another former Illinois Governor George Ryan.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 11:25:28 AM PST by glorgau
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To: RobinMasters

So Blago gets 14 years in the slammer, and Bernie walks. What a travesty this country is.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 11:27:05 AM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: RobinMasters

He deserves it but it’s a damned shame he won’t have obama jesse jackson jr as cell mates.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 11:27:12 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: RobinMasters

I guess the fun & games are over. He sure enjoyed being a celebrity. Now...not so much.

8 posted on 12/07/2011 11:30:04 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: RobinMasters

I just think this is pretty pointless. Why put the guy in jail for 14 years when plenty of street hoods get 1-3? It’s not like he’s going to commit this crime again. Save the prison space for someone who deserves it and let Blago go home.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 11:31:56 AM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: RobinMasters

I am not sure what blago did but 14 years is a long time.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 11:32:20 AM PST by Oystir
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To: RobinMasters

He didn’t rat on Bammer and he’s going to the Slammer!


11 posted on 12/07/2011 11:32:30 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: RobinMasters
I still believe that Obama was up to his eyeballs in this.

-PJ

12 posted on 12/07/2011 11:34:08 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Clock King

Watch “Boss” on Starz starring Kelsey Grammer to get a primer

on how “The Chicago Way” works.

It’s very timely in explaining what happened to Cain, Palin,

anyone who threatens “the Machine”.

I’m surprised that this series is allowed to be shown.


13 posted on 12/07/2011 11:35:41 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Clock King

Can Obama give him an executive pardon at the end of his term?


14 posted on 12/07/2011 11:36:00 AM PST by acoulterfan
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To: sand lake bar

>>I just think this is pretty pointless. Why put the guy in jail for 14 years when plenty of street hoods get 1-3?

In truth, he’ll never serve the 14 years. Blago will be pardoned before Obama leaves office, after spending less than a year in prison.


15 posted on 12/07/2011 11:36:24 AM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: RobinMasters

He’ll be out early in 2013.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 11:37:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: RobinMasters

I love seeing an anti-gun Brady mouthpiece go to jail. Almost as enjoyable as hearing about their demise.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 11:37:27 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I still believe that Obama was up to his eyeballs in this.

Guess who Obama will "pardon" on his way out.

Unless, of course, Obama gets what he deserves ... Impeachment.

18 posted on 12/07/2011 11:37:33 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Soothesayer9
So Blago gets 14 years in the slammer, and Bernie walks.

And Hussein is still squatting in the white hut.

19 posted on 12/07/2011 11:37:33 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: vikingd00d

The release will be conditional on keeping his mouth shut. He will not return to prison if he squeals, he will cease to breath and take nourishment


20 posted on 12/07/2011 11:39:23 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The press has focused on the sale of the Senate seat, but his bigger crime was extorting money out of a Children’s Hospital by forcing them to use a consultant associated with another Obama buddy..Rezko. The lady Director of the hospital blew the whistle on them. The board which wouldn’t approve of the hospital plans was partly appointed by Obama with nominations made by Rezko. They all three should be in prison,,but Obama skates.


21 posted on 12/07/2011 11:40:37 AM PST by Oldexpat (Wh)
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To: Fresh Wind
He’ll be out early in 2013.

Vegas has the over/under set at 1/19/2013.

22 posted on 12/07/2011 11:41:55 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“...I still believe that Obama was up to his eyeballs in this....”

I do too. But not to worry. On his way out the door, Ø will pardon Blago and then, in a move never made by an occupant of the Oval Office, Ø will pardon himself. That would be to head off any legal actions that would have come his way once he vacates our House.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 11:42:24 AM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: acoulterfan

Yes, Obama can pardon him. It is my likely that he pardons Retzko, that is the guy who took the fall. Retzko was playing two schemes at once, Obama and Blago ... not the same schemes. Big mistake, Blago thought it was one in the same. Blago thought he was a Rham guy, in the end Rham gave Blago to the wolves


24 posted on 12/07/2011 11:49:54 AM PST by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

25 posted on 12/07/2011 11:50:49 AM PST by GraceG
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To: glorgau

Illinois license plates should be cheap since they’re all made by their former governors.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 11:53:13 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: RobinMasters

Celebrities with good hair do great in prison.

27 posted on 12/07/2011 11:59:23 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: RobinMasters

Video cops in IL and go to jail for life.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 11:59:27 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Not true, he will be a real "celebrity" in the shower stall for the next 14 years.

I am surprised he hasn't flipped on Obamessiah and Dead Fish Emanuel. That said, give him a few good years of shower stall celebrity and he will be ready to sing like a canary.

29 posted on 12/07/2011 12:00:49 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

What are you talking about?


30 posted on 12/07/2011 12:01:24 PM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: OldNavyVet
Unless, of course, Obama gets what he deserves ... Impeachment.

Bump! Very pleasant thought.

31 posted on 12/07/2011 12:18:36 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RobinMasters

Pelosi, Frank and Gorelick next in that order would be nice.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 12:22:16 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: sand lake bar
How about this street hood?


33 posted on 12/07/2011 12:25:53 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: sand lake bar

“Save the prison space for someone who deserves it and let Blago go home.”

Really? I disagree completely! What Blago did was far more serious than someone committing an ordinary crime. We are not going to stop the rampant crookedness of our political “class” until many of them do serious time for their public corruption. Blago will probably get a presidential pardon as Obama leaves office, so it’s quite likely that Blago won’t see the inside of a jail at all, particularly if his lawyers can keep him out on appeal. I just wish that the judge had taken him into custody at the sentencing today. Screw his family, he ( and his wife) knew what was up. His kids need to know that their father is a criminal.


34 posted on 12/07/2011 12:38:29 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: sand lake bar
>> Save the prison space for someone who deserves it and let Blago go home. <<

Thank you for sharing the DU perspective. However, this is a conservative website where we don't feel sorry for criminal socialist Democrats who try to sell U.S. Senate seats to the highest bidder.

35 posted on 12/07/2011 1:05:46 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: montyspython

“What are you talking about?”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/illinois-man-faces-75-years-in-jail-for-filming-police/

http://conservativebyte.com/2011/09/man-faces-life-in-jail-for-recording-police/


36 posted on 12/07/2011 1:20:50 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: BillyBoy

Get lost, billy boy! I’ll say it again. This is a waste of prison space!


37 posted on 12/07/2011 2:31:35 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: RobinMasters
14 years in Federal Prison - TO BE SERVED IN THE CHICAGO MUNICIPAL BUILDING!
38 posted on 12/07/2011 8:51:01 PM PST by leprechaun9
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