Former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years in Prison on Corruption Charges


As the band Chicago sang … “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” … especially when you are guilty as sin of doing things the Chicago Way.

“Everybody needs a little time away.”
I heard Blago say,
“From each other.”
“Even former disgraced governors need a holiday.
Far away, from each other”

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges for trying to sell Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat to the highest bidder. Blago made a final plea to the court acknowledging his guilt and saying that he was “unbelievably sorry.” The plea fell on deaf ears as Blago received one of the longest for any politician in state history. And rightfully so.

Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison after he made a final plea for leniency, acknowledging his guilt and saying, “I am unbelievably sorry.”

The sentence is the longest received by any Illinois governor and one of the longest for any politician in state history.

As stated at Michelle the culture of corruption continues in Illinois, it’s the “Chicago way”.

This makes four former Illinois governors convicted of crimes.

PolarCoug (h/t SteveEgg) tweets: “The new official slogan for the State of Illinois: ILLINOIS: WILL THE DEFENDANT PLEASE RISE?”

And from macguyinnc: The new official song for the State of IL: “Get Me to the Judge On Time.”

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years in Prison on Corruption Charges”

    1. A Conservative Teacher on December 7th, 2011 8:39 pm

      Has anyone been able to figure out if this guy was a Republican or Democrat? I can’t find it listed in any stories about the guy? Was he associated with Bush or Obama? Did he come out of conservative politics or liberal politics? Anyone find any sort of clues indicating who supported, associated, and defended this guy?
      SM: Here is some info on him. He is a Democrat. (klaasend)

    2. A Texas Grandfather on December 7th, 2011 10:28 pm

      Blagojevic is associated with the Democrat/Socialist party. The party of corruption.

      I just wonder how long it will take for Blago to begin looking for deals of less time for information about the Illinois Mafia.

    3. SUPER DAVE on December 8th, 2011 7:24 am

      i’m sure his book will bring out the truth about how crooked Obama, Holder, Emanuel,and Valerie Jarrett really are. they ran the Chicago political mafia for years and have brought it into our lives. it’s time for them all to do their time in prison along with Blago.
      also, i would love to know where all the stimulus money went that was supposed to boost our economy, but was never seen ? all democrat politicians’ bank accounts and holdings should be investigated immediately.
      Holder blatantly lied about Fast and Furious and this should be the end of his criminal run. if the average citizen lied to congress, we would never see the light of day again. DEMOCRATS ARE CRIMINAL THUGS, NOTHING MORE !

    4. Kevin on May 16th, 2012 9:06 pm


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