Skip to comments.Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption
Posted on 12/07/2011 1:39:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne
Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, one of the stiffest penalties imposed for corruption in a state with a history of crooked politics.
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Both he and his wife were placed on reality shows to try to rehab his image. Looks the the jury didn't fall for any of that.
You could literally arrest and give life sentences to everyone involved in Chicagoland politics. Obama, Axelrod, Emmanuel and all those other gangsters should be in jail serving life sentences.
He will get a pardon from obama, you watch.
Poor ole Sheppie Smith must be in mourning. I think Sheppie had a big crush on ole Rod.
He should stay in until the taxpayers make back every cent he cost them... only counting their tax rebates.
I grew up in Chicago and it didn’t take long to learn that the politics in that city (and the whole state for that matter) are among the most corrupt in the nation. Blago’s antics were business as usual. It really irks me that out of this political cesspool comes our Chief Executive..
Can’t wait till November.
And BTW, this is not a knock on the city or the state. The politics there stink, but I have many friends in Illinois and Chicago is a great city - politics aside.
Don’t forget Ayers. I agree with you.
Works for me...
Corruption exists in places you wouldn’t believe. Good people cannot eradicate it. They can try to keep it at a minimum. I agree with your comments related to this administration too.
Since Rod fell on his sword for Obama (and his ilk), I certainly think there will be a pardon before the Present leaves office.
My wife and I had a good friend that was old Hollywood. Every once in a while he would invite us to go to an event he was MCing.
One night he took us to a small community in Southern California where he was going to MC the birthday party of a man who ran a local utility.
We liked this guy (the MC) and wanted to support him. He was a good man. There at the event we met Montie Montana, and if I am not mistaken, Iron Eyes Cody. I know Montie was there, but I am a bit hazy now whether Iron Eyes Cody was. I believe he was or I wouldn’t mention it.
At any rate, the guy whose birthday everyone from town was celebrating, proceeded to drink heavily. He got so blitzed that he disrupted the evening, making it very difficult to manage the appearance of people who came to say nice things about him.
At one point he actually shoved my friend (the MC) off the stage because he wanted to make a small speech. My friend was mortified. He felt humiliated in front of the people he had asked to attend.
The honoree then proceeded to recite for the whole gathering how he had engage in criminal behavior to take over the business he was doing for the city. The guy gave out enough personal accounts that a city attorney could have brought him up on charges with little effort.
He gave names and dates.
We’re talking about a very small town here, but small towns do have lucrative city business. This guy had tapped in.
I’ll never forget it.
Close as I could get. Rod!!!
Heh heh heh... much nicer than mine. Excellent.
If you apply Newt’s logic, Rod should not have to suffer the consequences of his law-breaking, as it is not good for families.
I’ll knock the drones that elected these losers. I lived in the district that first
put Blago in as Congress then Rahm Emmanuel.
It was known that Blago was a shady character, accused of taking money from known gang leaders. But he was a democrat. That’s all that mattered.
Pull the lever for all Democrats because they give you things. They’re for the
Now Illinois is dead broke. But they still pull the lever for the Democrat!
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