Tag: rod blagojevich

Poor Rod

I spent most of the morning on pins and needles. I was a huge Rod Blagojevich fan (read with plenty of sarcasm). He completely flaunted the law, even starred in a reality TV show, not to mention the puzzlement over how he could have even gotten elected to such a high office with no major skills in the first place. (I know – that part sounds a little like Rick Perry.) He just had that special something. As you know, he was railroaded convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat. So the Feds had a few tapes of him

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Blago may be looking at some significant time

I’m in Seattle for a conference. There’s nothing like being packed in an airplane for a four an half hour plane ride. Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, has been indicted on 16 felony counts. The charges include racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and making false statements. There was some speculation that his wife may be indicted also. That may happen, but it did not happen today. The Chicago Sun-Times has a very lengthy article on this indictment. The actual indictment can be read here. The opening paragraph of the indictment reads:  “Since 2002, even before he was

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What's going on – News Roundup

Friday Morning News Roundup I continue to be amazed at how Senator Ronald Burris has gone from political genius to a national embarrassment. Now it appears that former Governor Rod Blagojevich hired Ronald Burris, II, as senior counsel, for the state’s Housing Authority in mid-September. This worked out very well since the young attorney had just been slapped with a $34,000 tax lien and a mortgage company had foreclosed on his house. I remember the senator saying something about there was no quid pro quo. Maybe I was mistaken. New York Governor David Paterson has changed his top political staff and

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