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BREAKING: Blago verdict in

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    FWIW, I've been following the Blago trial, notably the Blago Blog on the Sun Times' site.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/

    The level of sheer craziness of this guy continues to shine and gets better everyday.

    He considered appointing Oprah to Obama's senate seat and referred to her as a "kingmaker", called Jesse Jackson Jr. an "uber-African American", called his former chief of a staff a "fucking incompetent" and went as far as to considered asking the Terminator to leave the governor's office in California to replace Obama.

    The Kwame Kilpatrick saga is something to behold, but this Blago trial is a hoot to read and listen to.
     
  2. CR19

    CR19 Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    Thanks for the reading material. I found my blog to follow during the summer. ;)
     
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    CR, you'll love this:

    Awesome.
     
  4. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

     
  5. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Re: The Blago Trial

    Blago makes seedy George Ryan, currently enjoying the hospitality of the government, appear to be a honest man.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    Couldn't "afford" to send the kids to college, but can buy a pair of ties for $429? Beautiful.
     
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    This week's highlights:

    -Patti wants to block the sale of the Cubs after Tribune called for impeachment

    -Blago's hiding from budget director and only spends 2-8 hours a week in the office and bemoans his 13% approval rating with this beauty of a line:

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/2480814,CST-NWS-Blago09.article
     
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    In a world chock-full of self-delusional politicians, Blago is the first
    one in many years to have a legitimate claim to retiring the trophy, outright.
     
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    The best thing you could say about Blago is that his shenanigans, unlike George Ryan's, never got anyone killed. Well, except for Chris Ryan.
     
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: The Blago Trial

    The defense has just rested without calling a single witness.

    Until only a day or so ago, this was not expected.
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Re: The Blago Trial



    Sheeeeeeit.

    We were all waiting, twiddling our thumbs, waiting for cross-examinations.

    Damn.
     
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