There was a time long ago, in December 2008 soon after this blog was founded, that this blog was almost all Blagojevich all the time, and the keeper of The Official Guide to Blagojevich Blogs . (What made it “Official”? You’ll have to read the post to find out.)
The coverage of all things Blago, and the related Roland Burris appointment, continued to over 50 posts.
Those of you old enough to remember those days may have noticed a distinct lack of Blago here.
The world moved on, but not the prosecutors. Blago is being retried on the counts as to which there was a hung jury the first time around, and how’s it going? I can’t say with any certainty because I haven’t followed the retrial closely, but the jurors have just ended their 7th day of deliberation without a verdict.
As reported by the local ABC station:
Jurors deliberating the fate of Rod Blagojevich continue to sift through evidence in the former governor’s corruption retrial.
The jury- made up of 11 women and one man- finished their seventh day of deliberations Tuesday. There is no indication of where they may be in the process. Given the duration of the trial, it is no surprise that they would go this long.
Last Thursday, the jury asked Judge James Zagel a substantial question in connection with the charges of wire fraud. They have not been heard from since. That could mean almost anything- that they reached an agreement there and moved on or they moved on without reaching an agreement. Or, they could still be working it out.
Will Blago walk again? Hard to say. If he did, it would be “f-in golden.”