Saturday, April 22, 2017

Make a Deal Rod

  • Things looked bad for Rod Blagojevich from the start this week.

    Before a word even was uttered in a courtroom, it was announced his appeal would be heard by the same three justices who said in July 2015 “it is not possible to call 168 months unlawfully high for Blagojevich’s crimes.”

    And now, in a stunningly swift decision, those three judges have affirmed the 14-year prison sentence that Blagojevich was handed last summer by U.S. District Judge James Zagel. It took the judges only three days after hearing arguments to reach their decision. Last time around, it took the same panel nearly two years to give their answer.
Blago still has around five years to go on his sentence. Five years of missed family birthdays. Five years not seeing children's graduations. Five more years without hair dye. Five more years of sitting on information that could have brought down a presidency before it even began.

Does he really think the Machine is going to give him any sort of post-incarceration employment when he gets out? Certainly nothing that would pay close to a governor's pension. His name is mud in Illinois, so his best hope is a book deal and whatever money Patti is thrown by her Machine connections. Unless he's saving himself for Patti's continued employment?

Labels: ,

55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, Dick Mell must have really been pissed at Blago.

4/22/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When have you ever seen the Feds cut an investigation short? They don't. They let it go to ensnare as many people as they can. BUT, in Rods case they DID cut the investigation short. Makes one wonder. My bet is they had incriminating evidence against BHO and could have indicted him before he was ever sworn in. Thanks Fitzgerald for giving us eight years of BHO, the most corrupt President in Americas history, you bear responsibility for helping to weaken this great nation.

4/22/2017 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but I just had to point out: Trib article about Doctors suffering from "Compassion fatigue". The don't see a tenth of what we see and I'll willing to bet the doctors have access to way better counseling and time-off without being subjected to loss of pay or embarassment. I'm clipping citations from that article and going to become part of my script...at court, answering CR numbers, etc. Imagine if eveyone in the Dept sought some type of counseling or stress relief at one time. What would the city do?

4/22/2017 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how Madigan's 13th ward, Red light camera John Bills went quietly into 10 yrs of prison ..losing $110,000 a year Chicago pension? Job waiting for Bills ?

Rod staying quiet ..will be taken care when he gets out in 2024

4/22/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ou don't think Mell has hidden enough money to take care of them? Plus, he'll probably be dead by the time Blago gets out, so he and Patti will have a nice inheritance.

4/22/2017 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot about being deprived of Jagermeister.
Bla-go, Bla-go the Deals are calling you. From glen
to glen along that Lake Shore Drive. Bla-go, Bla-go
you got to do some talkin' cause we are rich with rats
and snakes and scum. Oh take them down, down to
the pitts of Hell. Blago be strong, may you have immunity,
bring down the Capone's with saddle shoes and Spanky shorts.
Oh yeah you sinned, but your redemption is neigh. Be strong my
friend till they arrive to take your place for life.

4/22/2017 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm shocked they actually bitch slapped him so hard. I guess they are trying to send message judging from the long list of previous incarcerated Illinois Governors.

4/22/2017 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Blago really had something to use as barter or hang over BHO's head, wouldn't it have been in BHO's best interest to give him a commutation? It seems Blago has no hold card to use.

4/22/2017 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is never getting out.....:(

4/22/2017 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had a chance but ERV will hire him again just before he goes back to jail for the second time

4/22/2017 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is not Robert Sorich! Robert had the 11thb Ward behind him. Blago had the 33rd Ward LOCKED, but screwed it up by going against his father in law. I, agree, SCC. He will do the 5 years and nothing less. Until, he reaches out to The White House. If my memory serves me right, the Donald liked him on celebrity apprentice.

4/22/2017 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Free Blago.

4/22/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago should strike a deal with Trump. He needs to roll over on the Chicago and Cook County machine. Throw all of them fuckers under the bus. Expose em all.

4/22/2017 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago was full of bluster and writing his "tell all" book after his arrest. The book said nothing of course.
Now all options are over for him
C'mon Rod, who was on the other end of the phone when the feds suddenly took the wiretap down and arrested you?

4/22/2017 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) It is everywhere now American airlines incident but thank God no police involved will this employee be disciplined?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4434620/American-Airlines-employee-challenges-passenger-FIGHT.html

4/22/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A scumbag but if only the Feebs would have let that wiretap run- would have changed history.

4/22/2017 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the guy that tried to sell the senate seat get 14 years. the guy that tried to buy it gets over $100,000 a year in disability.

4/22/2017 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never previously arrested

Never received a dime

meanwhile some fool is out there robbing banks again after being convicted for it in 2013

Rod gets 14 years for attempt bribery with no record, this fool is out in less than four years for bank robbery and at it again

Whatever information Rod has is "golden". It is also probably going to get him killed

I'd pre order his book

4/22/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rod will have a job within a month of release. He will be a talk radio host at the very least.

4/22/2017 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Sessions should pay Blago a visit and cut him a deal. I'm sure Blago has some insight on things the Feds would love to know.

4/22/2017 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he had cards to play, Blago would have cashed in long ago. He has nothing to deal with as he was frozen out by the real crooks.

4/22/2017 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

*The word on the street* is that Blago already has a job all set when he gets out of the slammer.

He's got a gig lined up in Vegas doing his Elvis impersonation in the Lounge of the Flamingo Hotel.

Rumor has it that he closes his act with a killer version of Jailhouse Rock. (LOL)

4/22/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Initially I felt compassion and sympathy for Blago. He got an unusually harsh sentence, especially when you consider that someone who was involved in the same scandal, JJJ, only got a few months for his own felony unrelated to the Blago Take Down. Sure, they gave Patti a break; the tapes of her involvement, were probably enough to bring her down as well, she clearly knew what was going on. Then I thought: Blago could have brought down Obama! Thousands of people have died because of Obama's foreign policy of appeasement to tyrants. The economy is shot, remember $500 Million to Solyndra,and buying back Clunker Cars? Scandals like: Fast & Furious, the IRS targeting Conservatives, Eric Holder and his attempts to Nationalize American Policing, etc. Then there is the fact that the spending under Obama, has already put my unborn Great Grandchildren in debt for the rest of their lives! When you look at the Big Picture, it becomes clear, that Blago Should stay in prison and rot in hell when he dies. Blago was one of the few Machine Hacks to receive what he deserves. Be careful out there, you only have each other. Baby "G"

4/22/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patti is Dick Mell's daughter and you'd be foolish to think that they aren't being taken care of handsomely.

I cannot believe people I work with and on this blog that are saying this criminal got screwed. He got exactly what he deserved. Did he get it worse than the other thieving politicians? He sure did. But wish that the other criminal got what they should, not that Blago got less. If they got a legit sentence handed to them for public corruption, MAYBE they would stop doing it.

So enough with the 'free blago' crap. Let him and every other criminal rot in prison. Illinois is the worst run, most corrupt state in the Union. When will we say enough!

4/22/2017 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all loyal democrats who are convicted of crimes and keep their mouth shut usually end up with a job at McPier. That has been going on doe decades.

4/22/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised Illinois has been able to keep someone in prison this long.

J.J.

4/22/2017 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how Madigan's 13th ward, Red light camera John Bills went quietly into 10 yrs of prison ..losing $110,000 a year Chicago pension? Job waiting for Bills ?

Rod staying quiet ..will be taken care when he gets out in 2024

4/22/2017 12:55:00 AM

Was the pension taken away for sure? Or, are you guessing? Wouldn't he get a pension for the time before he was with the red light cameras?

4/22/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rod cant make a book deal, its against the law. When Barry didnt pardon him it was sealed for me that hes sitting on something umm Golden....and he just aint gonna give it uo for well just a lowly pardon.

He cant run for office here in illinois once he gets out but maybe hes figuring it on a interest basis.....the longer he stays in...the more he figures he is owed when he does get out. I wonder, does Micheal Madagin have a ticker counting down the days, growing more worried as they pass? Rod may be illinois savior after all....taking down madagin three days after hes released!

Hey a guy can still dream, right?

4/22/2017 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great analysis! I have always maintained that Blagojevich's lengthy sentence was intended as a method to bury and silence him. We all know that Obama's team did parley with Blagojevich about the US Senate seat with Rahm Emanuel acting as the intermediary. Bathhouse Rahm was selected for the task of promoting Valerie Jarrett because he and Blagojevich had something of a political relationship dating back to when Rham succeeded Rod in Congress. The highly unusual pre-inaugural Obama investigation of its contacts with Blagojevich smelled like a whitewash.

Spill the beans Rod.

4/22/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@SCC:

Change of topic -- US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is again sounding the call and making reminders that "sanctuary cities" stand to lose Federal dollars for ignoring US immigration laws. It is reported that a letter was sent to Chicago on this subject. How much money is Rahm Emanuel prepared to jeopardize in order to pander to the Latino wards where six of every ten residents do not vote or are ineligible to vote?

4/22/2017 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago gets 14 years and Jessie Jackson gets a pension. Makes sense.

4/22/2017 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rod should be singing like a canary

4/22/2017 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing's been offered to him and 5 more years in jail won't tilt him, but getting out is a gamble.
It could be that being boxed up so long is infuriating and is going to cause him to open up big time.
His political FTO was Fat Eddie Vrolyak and Shortshanks and an indebted friend to obama, JJJSr and Oprah.
Blago will land on his feet when he's ready to, should he pass the last hurdle.
I hear there's going to be an open position at Ohare.
It's the only Illinois agency left that he's yet to tap for his personal benefit.

Think of all the disgraced government snakes that graced the front pages of newspapers across the globe,
nobody beats Chicago and Illinois, nobody.

4/22/2017 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet there were a lot of recordings that pointed directly at Obama being involved in some horse trading of his own involving that Senate seat. Word is he wanted Valerie Jarrett to get it.

4/22/2017 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

I'm surprised that President The Donald hasn't commuted his sentence already. After all, he was on Celebrity Apprentice.

4/22/2017 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Doctors suffering from "Compassion fatigue". The don't see a tenth of what we see and I'll willing to bet the doctors have access to way better counseling and time-off "
Yes and if they make a mistake they are not fired never to work again or imprisioned like us.

4/22/2017 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Blago should strike a deal with Trump. He needs to roll over on the Chicago and Cook County machine. Throw all of them fuckers under the bus. Expose em all." 13,500 likes

4/22/2017 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Fitzgerald was turned and went to the dark side. Why would he show up at Tom Degnan's wife's wake and give Degnan a nearhug? Was he bought off with a job at a big law firm?

4/22/2017 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When curruption reaches the federal courts you know we have a problem .. Alot of the judges are Obama appointed... It's sad the court has no credibility and that's a big problem...Officer's be careful in that court house they do not like the police and most of the judges are pushing Obama, Hilary and Soros agenda. A bunch of socialist liberals..I Hope TRUMP and AG Sessions open up investigation into those currupt (federal) judges..Drain the swamp

4/22/2017 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no fan of Blago, but......14 years is way over the top....if I were Trump, I would issue a pardon post haste

4/22/2017 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago is not going to suddenly start squealing.

1. If he even makes any overture, he will suddenly have a fatal accident.
2. Fitzgerald was a "Bush Republican US Attorney" and screwed him over. Why should he trust a Trump US Attorney?
3. Has Trump even appointed new US Attorneys for Illinois and Chicago?
4. Crimes? What crimes? The Statute of Limitations has run out on everything Blago knows. He has NOTHING to bargain with.
5. Unlike the Mafia, Chicago Politicians practice Omerta.

4/22/2017 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The warden is enjoying elvis concerts no release possible.

4/22/2017 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

If Blago had anything of "value" wouldn't he have spilled it by now????

That is the Million Dollar question.

I can see why Obama would want him kept in (and quiet), but why not open up a HUGE investigation with Trump and Sessions?

Everything is speculation. No one knows the truth.

By the time he gets out-if he serves the Full Sentence, who cares what they promised him? And, will they need to deliver?




4/22/2017 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Trump will pardon Blago then give Blago the job on Celebrity Apprentice to take over Schwarzenegger's spot.

4/23/2017 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When have you ever seen the Feds cut an investigation short? They don't. They let it go to ensnare as many people as they can. BUT, in Rods case they DID cut the investigation short. Makes one wonder. My bet is they had incriminating evidence against BHO and could have indicted him before he was ever sworn in. Thanks Fitzgerald for giving us eight years of BHO, the most corrupt President in Americas history, you bear responsibility for helping to weaken this great nation.

4/22/2017 12:27:00 AM

Coppers can't keep their mouths shut and it has been rumored for years that Obama and other top politicians were on the wire that took Blago down. I wonder if the truth will ever come out.

4/23/2017 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no fan of Blago, but......14 years is way over the top....if I were Trump, I would issue a pardon post haste

4/22/2017 06:34:00 PM

I, on the other hand, want him to spend every second he has coming in the joint and I wish he has a lot of company from his co-conspirators.

In who's world do you think there will then be less crime, your's or mine.

Truth in sentencing - because it works.

4/23/2017 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago was wrong but he is suffering because he refused to give the senate seat to Obamas girl Valerie Jarrett. Rahm arranged that whole thing and walked away free as a bird. If blago doesn't talk, he's crazy. It was always Rahm that obama protected. And his girl Valerie would have been pissed if blago was let out.

4/23/2017 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scs rod is finished he reminds of Frank Pentangeli the ny crime boss in the movie 'THE GODFATHER PART II: he should do what pentangeli did at the end of the movie after tom hagan paid him a visit, Robert duvall should pay rod a visit to rod in the federal prison and say " remember when the plot against the roman emperor was uncovered"

4/23/2017 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rod is a power freak, he will keep running his mouth when he gets out of jail trying to earn a living, he lives for the lights and caneras

4/23/2017 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a complete asshole, who couldn't keep his mouth shut (does the name Drew Peterson ring a bell?). However, how Rod ended up getting sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and Jesse Jackson Jr. only did a few months (and is still squawking that he did more than what he was convited for), is beyond me. As much as I dislike Donald Trump, this is a case for clemency or a commutation.

4/24/2017 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Doctors suffering from "Compassion fatigue". The don't see a tenth of what we see and I'll willing to bet the doctors have access to way better counseling and time-off "
Yes and if they make a mistake they are not fired never to work again or imprisioned like us.

4/22/2017 02:40:00 PM

And The Police are at the very forefront of
(let's call it what it really is) death loving
shit-head fatigue.

That article was nothing but slanted local
media eye-wash.

When E/R docs are in very real danger of
losing their jobs, freedom and all they
worked for in bullshit lawsuits filed
by their "clients, maybe then we can call
the playing field as level.

Medical mistakes kill more people than
Police Action does.

You don't see any mobs howling about
how doctors need to face the peoples
an' folkses justice here in Chicago/
Cook County.

"Well if you Cops weren't so,
Well, so... We would support you."

Police Like You Have No Friends.

4/24/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Doctors suffering from "Compassion fatigue". The don't see a tenth of what we see and I'll willing to bet the doctors have access to way better counseling and time-off "
Yes and if they make a mistake they are not fired never to work again or imprisioned like us.

4/22/2017 02:40:00 PM

Doctors always bury their mistakes! ;)

4/24/2017 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...
If Blago had anything of "value" wouldn't he have spilled it by now????

That is the Million Dollar question.

I can see why Obama would want him kept in (and quiet), but why not open up a HUGE investigation with Trump and Sessions?
-------------
Of course Rod has dirt on all of our crooked homegrown politicians. Especially the former pres.

At this point, it's to late. If Trump were to tarnish Obamas image it would only hurt Trump. He's the President now and has other issues to worry about.

Many in this country will continue to believe that Obama was some sort of savior, no matter what the facts really are. Better if Trump tries to win some over by fixing the broken parts of the government.

Let Rod write a book.

4/24/2017 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

There is no such thing as enough Free Blago and it is not crap.

4/24/2017 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Rod has dirt on all of our crooked homegrown politicians. Especially the former pres.

At this point, it's to late. If Trump were to tarnish Obamas image it would only hurt Trump. He's the President now and has other issues to worry about.

Many in this country will continue to believe that Obama was some sort of savior, no matter what the facts really are. Better if Trump tries to win some over by fixing the broken parts of the government.

Let Rod write a book.


4/24/2017 02:56:00 PM

He doesn't have a thing. If he did, he would have coughed it up long ago and tried to make a deal.

4/24/2017 07:06:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Newer Posts.......................... ..........................Older Posts