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Revisiting Rod Blagojevich: “your personality may not be entirely suitable for public service”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/12/2017 at 5:30pm
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It’s been a long time since I’ve written about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, affectionately known as Blago.

Chicago Magazine has an in-depth and fascinating profile of and interview with Blago in prison,
His Life in Prison – BLAGO. You really need to read...

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Jesse Jackson, Jr., on medical leave for exhaustion as investigations heat up

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 5:30pm 6/26/2012 at 5:30pm

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) has apparently been on medical leave for the past two weeks due to extreme exhaustion. The information was released in a statement his office put out Monday, which indicated he had been on medical leave since June 10.

The beleaguered congressman is currently under investigation by the...

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Saga Blago diagnosis in one sentence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:59pm 12/7/2011 at 1:59pm

And so it ends.  14 years, which means just under 12 to serve.

As long-time readers know, I’ve followed Saga Blago almost since the beginning of this blog.  It was my first and longest lasting blog obsession.

I take no joy in the sentence, although it does seem roughly appropriate.

As does this comment by the...

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Blago Verdict Watch // Update – Guilty on 17 Counts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:58am 6/27/2011 at 11:58am

The end may be near.  CBS is reporting that jurors have informed the court they have reached agreement on 18 of 20 counts.  Updates to follow (most recent on top):

It’s over – Blago was found Guilty on 17 Counts, Not Guilty on one Count, and there was no verdict on...

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Blago Verdict Watch – See Ya Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:30pm 6/23/2011 at 7:30pm

Still no verdict.

Via Chicago Sun Times Blago Blog:

Onto day 10.

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will have to wait until at least next week to hear from the jury debating his fate on 20 counts charging him with corruption, fraud and extortion.

The jury ended its ninth day at its usual 4 p.m....

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Legal Insurrection now goes on Blago verdict watch

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 5:37pm 6/22/2011 at 5:37pm

I was afraid this would happen.

Drawn into the Blago saga once again, unable to resist now that the jury just finished its 8th day of deliberations without a verdict. 

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Blago Blog reports:

Rod Blagojevich’s jury ends day 8 of their discussions.

The panel of 11 women and one man were spotted briefly...

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Blago, How Art Thou?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 6:28pm 6/21/2011 at 6:28pm

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.) 

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Needs No Translation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 20, 2010 at 8:43am 8/20/2010 at 8:43am

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And Now I Defend The Dishonor Of Rhode Island

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:31pm 8/19/2010 at 2:31pm

I refuse to be drawn deeper into the Ground Zero MosqueObama Is A Secret Muslim threads at Memeorandum.

I have much more important things to do.  Like defend the history of corruption in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations against those who would reduce us to mere...

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My Blago’s Back, Is Obama Gonna Be In Trouble?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 23, 2010 at 7:20am 4/23/2010 at 7:20am

Welcome back, Blago. It’s been a while.

What took you so long to shed light on the intrigue among Obama, Rahm Emanuel and SEIU regarding the Senate appointment to replace Obama:

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to force President Obama to testify at Blagojevich’s upcoming trial, as new...

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Rooting Against Terre Haute 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 6:39pm 10/3/2009 at 6:39pm

John Kass, the brilliant columnist for the Chicago Tribune, explains why Chicago did not get the Olympics. He tells the story of a t-shirt he saw. It says Chicago 1016 2016 on the front, and Terre Haute 2020 on the back.

To those of us not from Chicago, the joke is not...

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Obama’s Olympic Apology Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 12:01am 9/30/2009 at 12:01am

I thought we weren’t allowed to talk this way when dealing with foreigners:

“It’s a battle — we’re going to win — take no prisoners,” the first lady said with a smile at a roundtable discussion with reporters in the White House State Dining Room.

I assume that Obama would not travel...

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First Libby, Now Burris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:17am 5/27/2009 at 10:17am

On December 9, 2008, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald held an emergency press conference to announce a criminal complaint against then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While there were many accusations, the most prominent and inflammatory was...

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Blago Meets RICO

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 6:04pm 4/2/2009 at 6:04pm

As predicted on this Blog several months ago, the indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been handed down, and it includes a sweeping RICO charge alleging that Blagojevich and o...

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What’s The Rush To Remove Roland Burris?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:53am 2/18/2009 at 10:53am

Roland Burris has offered changing accounts of his communications with emissaries of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the weeks leading up to Blagojevich’s appointment of Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. These changing accounts, including an updated Affidavit filed by Burris with the Illinois House impeachment committee, have led...

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I Guess Any Publicity Is Good Publicity

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:24pm 1/29/2009 at 7:24pm

At least they spelled my name correctly:

Over at Legal Insurrection Blog, they’ve been banging the drum for Governor Blagojevich and against a guilty verdict on the Impeachment for quite some time. Blogger William Jacobson has...

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Blagojevich Convicted – Senator Says “It’s Bleeping Golden”; Obama’s Former Colleagues Say Everybody Knew About Corruption, And No One Did Anything

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 5:07pm 1/29/2009 at 5:07pm

Despite an impassioned last minute closing argument, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty by the Illinois Senate on the Article of Impeachment. The vote was 59-0 to convict Blagojevich of the single Article of Impeachment for abusing power. Elements of the Article included alleged criminal conduct and administrative breaches of...

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