Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, June 27, 2011

Buh-bye, Blago

Off to the Crossbar Hilton:
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted Monday on 17 of the 20 public corruption charges against him related to his attempt to sell the U.S. Senate seat held by Barack Obama before he resigned to become president.
All of those counts carry a maximum of 20 years, and he was convicted the first time around of lying to a Feebie, which is a 5 year charge.

Probably get them all concurrent, but even so, Blago's going away for a long time (once his appeals are exhausted).

Seems to me that a lot of Illinois governors do the "two terms in the statehouse and one in the penitentiary" bit. George Ryan, Blago's predecessor, is still in prison. Otto Kerner and Dan Walker also went to prison.

1 comment:

Cirze said...

Might make one a little bit wary of pols there.

Thanks for the good news.