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BREAKING: Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison

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Via an email alert:

POLITICO Breaking News
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges that included trying to sell Barack Obama's open Senate seat. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel to put Blagojevich behind bars for 15 to 20 years following his conviction on 18 felony counts.

For more information... http://www.politico.com

But the Bush war criminals are still getting book deals.

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Jury Convicts Ex-Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Trying to Sell or Trade Obama’s Old Senate Seat

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Just in case you hadn't heard, via a New York Times email alert:

A jury in Chicago on Monday convicted the former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

Jurors delivered their verdicts Monday after deliberating nine days.

Mr. Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Senate seat accusation and that he schemed to shake down executives for campaign donations.

He testified for seven days, denying wrongdoing. Prosecutors said he lied and the proof was on F.B.I. wiretaps.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/us/28blagojevich.html?emc=na

He was found guilty on 17 of 20 counts.

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Quickie- Rod Blagojevich: The worst witness in the world

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Today's Quickie:

Who not to call as a witness: Someone who admits to being a convicted liar.

The first question from a prosecutor in Blago's corruption trial: "You are a convicted liar, correct?"

Blago's response: "Yes."

Last year he was convicted of one charge of lying to federal agents. Imagine if he'd testified at that trial.

This from the wannabe fake Navy SEAL Team Sixer who yearned to be a U.S. senator so he could go to Afghanistan and hunt down Osama Bin Laden.

Good grief, could there be a less credible witness?

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

H/t: Taegan

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Quickie: Blagojevich "would have traveled to Afghanistan to try to hunt down... Osama bin Laden."

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Today's Quickie:

According to the Chicago Sun Times, Rod Blagojevich is a Navy SEAL Team Six wannabe:

If he had appointed himself to the U.S. Senate seat in 2008, he would have traveled to Afghanistan to try to hunt down one Osama bin Laden.

That would have ended well, don't you think?

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

H/t: Taegan

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Poll-itics: Public Policy Polling's least popular politician ever

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Everybody Hates Blago:

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) may see a possible political comeback in his future but a new Public Policy Polling survey finds him the least popular politician they've every surveyed. Just 8% of Illinois voters have a favorable opinion of him while 83% view him negatively.

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Rod Blagojevich jury reaches only one verdict of 24: GUILTY of false statements

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Per MSNBC: Blago is GUILTY of lying to the FBI. One verdict only. 23 other counts... no unanimous verdict.

The one count carries maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250K fine.

This is a major defeat for US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald who prosecuted the Scooter Libby case.

UPDATE: More here.

UPDATE: Judge is declaring a mistrial on all other counts. Prosecution intends to retry the case.

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Quickie: Blagojevich will once again be governor. And I'll be Queen.

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Today's Quickie:

When I'm Queen of the World and President/CEO of Sephora, I will be rich and famous and have all the Smashbox eyeliner I could ever ask for plus my own very pony.

What about you, Rod?

"When I'm governor again..."

-- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), quoted by the Chicago Tribune, during his final talk-radio show before his federal corruption trial starts Thursday.

I'll give Blagojeidiidjkjawxksvich.314 this, he's an optimist.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

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