Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blago Bucking the Outfit?

Kass has had some interesting takes on the ongoing Blago saga. We're following it closely enough to wonder if Kass isn't predicting the Rod might end up "trunked" at some point. In the 27 January column you can read the following:
  • On "The View" he issued a threat to his estranged father-in-law, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), the man who made him. The governor said his political problems began after he blocked an illegal landfill supported by Mell. That may have slipped past all the pretend Chicago political experts, but it didn't slip past Chicago politicians. They know a threat when they hear it.

    Yet it is what Gov. [Blago] told NBC over the weekend that surely terrifies Illinois politicians:

    "And for me to just quit because some cackling politicians want to get me out of the way because there's a whole bunch of things they don't want known about them and conversations they may have had with me . . . would be to disgrace my children when I know I've done nothing wrong," said the governor.
But that was nothing to what Kass wrote on 25 January:
  • "Let's talk about that Bottle Service Bill," the governor might begin, "You know, the bill the Rush Street guys wanted allowing Reserve and other clubs to provide bottle service, and charge the suckers $500 for a $50 bottle of vodka. I remember how it started, up in my office, and who was there, and why. So let's talk."

    I'd pay to see it. I'd even pay a janitor to clean the carpet after a few esteemed legislators lost their lunch.

    It was the governor's loud demand to call the president's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, as a witness that made the real news. Gov. Nosferatu's criminal defense attorney was Edward Genson, whose job it was to hold the governor's hand and keep him quiet, just as Genson kept Larry Warner, the corrupt pal of former Gov. George Ryan, quiet.

  • Emanuel had been the U.S. representative of the 5th Congressional District. The previous congressman was Blagojevich. The district is dominated by western suburban towns with long mob histories. It is politically dominated by Genson's good friend and Blagojevich's former shadow governor, state Sen. James DeLeo (D-How You Doin'?).

    Surely, President Obama would not appreciate his chief of staff publicly reminding America about those earthy political allies.

    Weeks ago, I reported that DeLeo, Genson's son and state Senate President John Cullerton (D-DeLeo) are partners in the lucrative Lincoln Park Title Co. It seemed like a conflict to me, but apparently not to others. Yet Blagojevich's insistence for Emanuel's testimony apparently gave Genson the pretext to end their relationship.

    "I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed," Genson said.
It certainly sounds like Genson, a lawyer with a habit of defending Outfit members, is getting out of the line of fire. Blago isn't crazy, not totally crazy at least. But he's a loose cannon if he gets pushed too far and Chicago has a well documented history of dealing with loose cannons.

And anyone (including intesrested investigative reporters) who's ever played "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" might be amazed at how many degrees separate the following people from some well known Mob figures:
  • Daley (all of them)
  • Mell (including Patti) and other aldrecreatures
  • Blago and George Ryan
  • Rahm Emanuel
  • DeLeo and all his cousins
  • The President of the United States
We're just saying...

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mell's wife maiden name Tornebene as in 30 years ago Frank Tornebene who went to jail for 10 yrs. for Rush street prostitution clip joints/ Devarco's cousin who ran rush street for the outfit. Came out of the pen and was made assistant circulation manager of THE Chicago Sun Times, has anything changed? And all you history buffs check it out.

1/28/2009 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous ABONDONZA PIZZA said...

Hey ROD, take da 3 or 4 years and shut da fuk up..........

1/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only..........

1/28/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im tired of looking at that jogging suit.

1/28/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Oh, did this post hit the nail on the head......

I never cared for Gov BJ but he scares the politicians and that is a good thing....


If I was the US attorney he would be in protective custody and singing his head off.......


I hate Chicago politics and politicians........


Veritas vos Liberabit -- Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis!



God Save the CPD (no one else can)............


Retired in 2003 and watching from afar.........

1/28/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago is gonna be found face down on his kitchen floor with two behind the ear and some sausage still on the stove....Oh wait, that was Sam Giancana....

Sing Blago, sing like the sweet little canary that you are.....but do it quickly, while you can....

1/28/2009 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chinese proverb "May you live in interesting times" is certainly sounding applicable.

I totally loved it when Joy Behar asked him to say "I am not corrupt".

1/28/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never voted for him but Blago is crazy like a fox. You have to admire his cunning slyness and his ability to rope the "Machine" up.

1/28/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if they attempt to whack Blago to shut him up.

1/28/2009 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago could be the redeemer of Illinois when all is said and done.


I hope he spills the beans.

1/28/2009 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See how the papers are playing up the CRAZY aspect.
These guys are not to be fucked with. Daley is one of the most powerful men in the U.S. He is the second in a family of king makers.
His son will be the third after a brief stint by Huberman.
Blago's best chance is to call a press conference and spill his guts, live, on national t.v. before he has an accident or gets despondent and commits suicide.

1/28/2009 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous gfy said...

wow. the president has mob ties. (is he a made guy??) when those wire taps are played in open court and all obama's and rahm's negotiations for the senate seat come out its gonna rock the country. when scc comes out with all his known mob connections the whole political system is gonna be turned inside out. go get em. just saying.....

1/28/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

****ATTENTION ANY NEWS MEDIA*******
A Challege. Ask a question,poll style on how many Chicagoans want the olympics,and the high price tag! Bet the mayor would be surprised that only his graft friends would want in for our cash! The tax paying people do not want that garbage here,it will bankrupt what is left after daley is dead and gone or before!

1/28/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, "When Corruption Was King" should be required reading for all city employees. Secondly, once you get out of Cook County, people love Blago. Watch the national news outlets. All the pundits and reporters believe he's getting railroaded.

1/28/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago will be taken care of as soon as he is impeached.

The Dems ( Mob) are doing damage control as we write and read.

right lil dick?

1/28/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Who Knows said...

Back in the day, I worked for a 'connected firm' I was just a regular employee with no connections, political or otherwise.

It was disgusting to see the graft and all the stoogies on hand to do the bidding. Millions in Real Estate contracts for the state and mayor and tons of stoogies with familar names sitting in little offices making paper airplanes and arranging poker games. None of these folks did any real work, just traded on names and passed money on.

I got out as soon as a better offer for a real company came along. It really sucks to be an honest, regular person watching these crooks steal our money. They just think this is how stuff is done and everyone is skimming off the top. I wonder how much anything costs that is associated with the City or the State -- at least 10% must go into the pockets of the 'the connected".

1/28/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Blago Bucking the Outfit?"

Henry Bowman said... If I was the US attorney he would be in protective custody and singing his head off..... 1/28/2009 12:33:00 AM

Sorry, but that's not true.
If you were the US attorney, you'd be doing NOTHING DIFFERENTLY, because you would NOT BE DIRECTED to do anything differently.

All these circus clowns get their marching orders from SOMEONE and there are no rogue prosecutors. In THAT position, you'd do nothing without the approval of the Chicago Outfit, just like most other political and/or prosecutorial jobs in and around Chicago, Crook County.

1/28/2009 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago is still alive? That's really surprising...

1/28/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Cone of Silence said...

Anonymous said...
****ATTENTION ANY NEWS MEDIA*******
A Challege. Ask a question,poll style on how many Chicagoans want the olympics,and the high price tag! Bet the mayor would be surprised that only his graft friends would want in for our cash! The tax paying people do not want that garbage here,it will bankrupt what is left after daley is dead and gone or before!

1/28/2009 07:56:00 AM

1] The media WILL NOT EMBARRASS THE MAYOR IN THIS MANNER since he controls them;

2] The Mayor KNOWS the citizens of Chicago do not want the Olympics. That is why he is forcibly shoving them down our throats like he does with all of his other scams;

3] We will NEVER be bankrupt. That would put the city's finances and budget into bankruptcy court where it would all become part of the public record... and WE CAN'T HAVE THAT ! Right, Mr. Mayor ! ! !

1/28/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago did his national TV bit to stave off the "two to the back of of the ear". Maybe he caught wind and made the move...

1/28/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Blago comes floating up to the surface of Monroe St. Harbor encased in a giant ice cube, I just hope they let us all go down there to see it, before carting his
frozen carcass off to the morgue to thaw out. Then someone will make a fortune selling "Blago Cubes": little figures of him inside acrylic blocks.

1/28/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Blago does go missing, remember not to order any Chinatown egg rolls for a while.

1/28/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the outfit lives on.

1/28/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another saga in the history of this most corrupt town. Like the Temptations' lyrics, " and the band played on" from the song: Ball of Confusion.

1/28/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given Sinatra's mob ties; it's no wonder that chicago is, "my kind of town".

1/28/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I totally loved it when Joy Behar asked him to say "I am not corrupt".

1/28/2009 01:20:00 AM"



It's 'I am NOT a crook!'.

1/28/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BOY GOVERNOR BLAGOAWICH LOOKS LIKE HOWDY DOODY AND HE PULLING HIS OWN STRINGS. WHAT A CIRCUS.

1/28/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Protective custody?

The Chicago Outfit owns the executive branch of the Federal government now.

1/28/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Protective custody?

The Chicago Outfit owns the executive branch of the Federal government now.

1/28/2009 02:37:00 PM

ALWAYS HAVE... NOTHING NEW.

Now move along...

1/28/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad part is everyone here knwos it, the rest of the country is wondering, but will learn real soon that Blago is nothng more then a snapshot of politicians that we have in this country, Blago is just one whoo got caught...
Time for Torches and Pitchforks

1/28/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of outfit...is that his only jogging outfit? Man, I'm tired of that jogging suit already.

Will someone agree with me???!!!

1/28/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, can you imagine if someone clipped the governor? The national media would be fucking speechless.

1/28/2009 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of outfit...is that his only jogging outfit? Man, I'm tired of that jogging suit already.

Will someone agree with me???!!!

1/28/2009 06:42:00 PM


He already wears the requisite mob bookie/ticket broker attire with that jogging suit.

He wants to look like one of them.

1/28/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Blago does go missing, remember not to order any Chinatown egg rolls for a while.

1/28/2009 12:27:00 PM


Nobody knows where he is right now!

1/28/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of outfit...is that his only jogging outfit? Man, I'm tired of that jogging suit already.

Will someone agree with me???!!!

1/28/2009 06:42:00 PM

Well, yeah. I'm tired of it too, but it's better than those stupid Joey Buttafucco pants guys used to wear in the eighties.

1/28/2009 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to ADD State Representative JOHN FRITCHEY to the list. what a scumbag.
He is Mells second in charge of corrupt schemes.

Running for 5th Congressional to take over where Blago screwed up.


Did you catch FRitchey on Cavuto?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY6GHRQDkMA

Look at his lying eyes. the guy is freaking me out!

1/28/2009 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks fro the back up on that jogging suit. I was starting to think it was just me.

1/28/2009 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

Chinese proverb "May you live in interesting times" is certainly sounding applicable.

Believe it or not, that one's actually a Chinese curse.

1/28/2009 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bara Bing Bara Boom. I'll take the Mets for a 3 to 1 favor.

1/29/2009 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Blago keeps going off of script he is going to just disappear. It will look like he fled prosecution. In reality it will be just like Hoffa's disappearance. He will have a meeting with a friend but he will never arrive.

Hmmm, didn't Mell's nephew get screwed out of landfill permit by BloJob? I wonder if the nephew has a car compactor at the landfill?

1/29/2009 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peterson will be the prime suspect if Blago goes missing. It will be the next big episode on MASTERMINDS.

1/29/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bara Bing Bara Boom. I'll take the Mets for a 3 to 1 favor.

1/29/2009 01:04:00 AM

"Bara Bing" what are you fucking Croation or something? It's BADA dummy. Do us a favor and stick with your own nationality, ok?

1/29/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf are joey buttafucco pants & who the fuck wore them besides joey buttafucco? you mean leisure suit pants & a members only jacket with the sleeves rolled up...now go shave with a dull razor & splash on that pierre cardin cologne you got for christmas 1977

1/29/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...yes that means you ex-gov milorad!

1/29/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about corruption on the local level. Has anybody looked into the
39th Ward and the Laurino family? How come the feds don't investigate them? Blago is a choirboy compared to them. They have a history of hiring mob figures and corrupt family members. D'amico, Parillo, and a whole lot more paisans that whose real full time job was usually mob bookie. I guess the mob has a shitty health insurance plan so Laurino would put them on his ghost payroll so they could qualify for city health insurance benefits, compliments of city tax payers. Any of this ring a bell, Marge?

1/29/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC this is good. Flippers, that what the G-wants and now they have one with a motive of revenge. Every senator and rep who got a quid pro quo deal from blago (and there is a lot of them) favor for job appointments- contracts etc,) Brilliant move by the feds to allow them the tapes to help them flip Blago. The house and senate were pawns and did not even know it. I do not support Blago or any of them and hope he now rolls on all of them.

1/30/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous gfy said...
wow. the president has mob ties. (is he a made guy??) when those wire taps are played in open court and all obama's and rahm's negotiations for the senate seat come out its gonna rock the country. when scc comes out with all his known mob connections the whole political system is gonna be turned inside out. ...


Pipe dream. Nobody in the lame-stream media is going to get off their knees and miss their chance to fellate Dear Leader.

The average sheep is too busy watching american idol to care.

We're screwed.

1/30/2009 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vyrdolyak pled guilty in 30 seconds. He wanted to be safely locked up and nowhere around future clay pigeon, blago the blabbo. Think he'll open on SNL tonite?

1/31/2009 03:56:00 AM  

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