June 27, 2011

Blagojevich convicted on 17 charges of corruption.

31 comments:

edutcher said...

He can still roll over on Tippytoes and Little Zero.

He better watch his back.

And wear a chastity belt in the shower.

Carol_Herman said...

Sad.

Once he put Burris into Obama's empty seat, the show should have been over. And, Fitzgerald thrown out of town.

We don't have a criminal justice system, anymore. We just have criminals.

Revenant said...

"17 charges of corruption."

And that was just from his first day in office.

Carol_Herman said...

His father-in-law did this to him.

And, no. I see nothing at all in which Americans can stand proud.

Luther said...

I'm surprised it was that few, but then, it is Chicago.

Jason said...

Another quality politician from Chicago.

bagoh20 said...

Mrs. corrupt former Governor is kinda cute, but she chose so poorly. What blinded her?

traditionalguy said...

Blago has gone down for good. The second Jury wanted to send a message to politicians trading favors. Did they bring these slopeheads in from the Illinois corn belt? Chicago will never change no matter how many messages Jurors like these send.

Luther said...

"Chicago will never change no matter how many messages Jurors like these send."

Correct.

Paul said...

I have no doubt selling senate seats is done alot. Illegal? Yes. Rare? Hahaha. As in no.

Blaggo is just getting what he deserves. The only unfair part is so many of them don't get caught.

bagoh20 said...

""Chicago will never change no matter how many messages Jurors like these send."

In a thugocracy, following your predecessor into jail is the norm. Big cities often have gangs with multi-generational lines of members incarcerated. Chicago is special in that one of it's gangs runs the state.

Peter said...

If politicians went into the same prisons as armed robbers and dope dealers that "profession" might straighten out some. Instead we get the same two tier system they apply to everything else.

The Crack Emcee said...

Damn it, Blago's the first criminal Democrat I want out of prison - because he's so fucking entertaining. He's been a real live BSer from the start. I mean, I really like the guy!

Why does he have to go to prison and Bill Clinton doesn't? How can Obama destroy the country and a man WITH THAT HEAD OF HAIR has to suffer? Did you hear him with his lawyer - "What happened?" - he's truly lost now.

Come on, we don't have to give him a lot of power, just something where he's on TV every once in a while, spinning a lie about how he knows everything and the truth will come out. Please? I'm begging you! Just this once, for me! Let Blago walk:

Our political watching is going to be so empty without him,...

Bruce Hayden said...

Blago. You have to love the guy. I suspect that he still can't figure out why he is going to prison. After all, he wasn't the first Illinois politician to do this sort of stuff, and won't be the last.

Just maybe one of the dumbest.

Joanna said...

Come on, we don't have to give him a lot of power, just something where he's on TV every once in a while

"Blago Behind Bars"... I'd watch that TV show.

Chip S. said...

I was thinking "Real Politicians of Joliet." There's sure to be enough of them in stir to cast a series like that.

Retired Prosecutor said...

Two Illinois state prison inmates are standing in the dinner line, when the first remarks to the second: "You know the food was a lot better in here when you were the Governor."

Kirk Parker said...

Somebody who's good at parodies needs to have a try at adapting Arrested Development to fit Blago.

Methadras said...

In Chicago, that finally earns him some respect.

Fred4Pres said...

You will know he flipped when they find him dead in his cell.

Fred4Pres said...

Blagojevich is one of the few Democrats with convictions!

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Shepard Smith also seems to have an affinity for everything BLAGO.

The question is, will Blago provide more of the in-your-face charm and cockiness that is a trademark of Chicago pols?

Depends on whether or not that chastity belt is effective, methinks.

Dante said...

Small potatoes. What's really needed is a trillion dollar slush fund. Now that's OK, as is it is OK to give millions in redevelopment money to your big donor, who helped make your home work.

al said...

My first thought when I heard the verdict - will Fitzgerald offer a recommendation for lenient sentencing if Blago serves up Obama?

Hagar said...

al,

Now, why do you think Fitzgerald was prosecuting Blagojevic in the first place?

G Joubert said...

Too late for deal-making now, that ship has sailed and is over the horizon. Whatever bargaining chips either side may have had going in are pretty much gone post-conviction.

Big Mike said...

The funny thing is, by the standards of Chicago Democrats he was the honest one.

Hagar said...

But he embarrassed the Empire, and the Empire struck back.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Since we can't execute corrupt politicians I say off with his hair!!!!!!

PETER V. BELLA said...

We don't have a criminal justice system, anymore. We just have criminals.

And in Illinois they are called politicians.

MadisonMan said...

I think a Blago v. Christie race would be very entertaining, but it'll never happen now, I guess.