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Blago’s Barber Blabs

March 23, 2012

Blago's Barber Blabs

Shocking revelations today regarding disgraced ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich. Mr. Blagojevich was removed from office in Illinois, convicted of corruption, and is serving a 16 year sentence in Federal prison, but this news is really cutting. It’s about his hair.

The news does not come from Wikileaks; it comes from his barber who, breaking his solemn tonsorial oath, revealed that Mr. Blagojevich dyes his hair.

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Blago Behind Bars

March 14, 2012

Blago Behind Bars

Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich bade farewell to the Chicago media before leaving for a 14-year Colorado vacation in Federal prison. The Democrat is the second Illinois governor in a row to serve time for corruption. His predecessor, Republican George Ryan, is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence in Terre Haute.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons gave Mr. Blagojevich a bon voyage gift, a new name. He’s now known as 40892-424. Here’s another number: 69. That’s how old Mr. B. will be when he finishes serving his time.

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Blago: Big House Bound

December 7, 2011

Blago: Big House Bound

At his sentencing hearing,convicted former Ilinois governor Rod Blagojevich told the judge he was “unbelievably sorry” for his crimes. Judge James Zagel must have found this remorse “unbelievable,” too. He sentenced Mr. Blagojevich to 14 years in prison.

Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, was convicted of corruption, a nonpartisan attribute of Illinois governors. His predecessor, Republican George Ryan, is also in the pokey for racketeering.

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Blago Loses Law License

October 27, 2011

Blago Loses Law License

The Illinois Supreme Court asked former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich why his license to practice law should not be revoked. Uncharacteristically, Mr. Blagojevich was at a loss for words. The court pulled his ticket. The ex-Gov, convicted on federal corruption charges, is currently awaiting sentencing, and faces up to a zillion years in prison.

Mrs. Patti Blagojevich has a new business, selling employee benefit insurance policies. In an outbreak of Illinois irony, her husband may lose his pension.

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Blagojevich Found Guilty of Corruption

June 28, 2011

Blagojevich found guilty of corruption

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of political corruption and faces up to 300 years in prison. “Blago,” a noted Elvis fan, is said to be all shook up.

This verdict proves that, despite popular belief, a good head of hair won’t keep you out of jail. Hear that, John Ensign?

Update: ” Blagojevich’s trademark hair will be safe in prison,” Kurt Erickson, pantagraph.com

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Blago — Celebrity Apprentice Felon

August 17, 2010

Blago -- Celebrity Apprentice Felon

Ousted Illinois Governor and failed Celebrity Apprentice Rod Blagojevich was convicted of lying to federal agents, a felony with a penalty of up to five years imprisonment. The jury deadlocked on 23 other counts, which prosecutors intend to retry. Blago will appeal his conviction.

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Hairy News

May 15, 2009

Hairy News

Hairy news from the Windy City. Delta Laboratories in the Chicago suburbs is marketing Blago Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner (“for really big hair!”), named in honor of disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich (“Blago” is his nickname). Mr. Blagojevich is known for his trademark coiffure, love of Elvis, salty vocabulary, impeachment and removal from office, and pending Federal corruption charges. “”He does have a nice head of hair,” said product creator Dennis Fath.

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Senator Roland W. Blago-Burris

February 18, 2009

Senator Roland W. Blago-Burris

Roland W. Burris, former Illinois Comptroller (1979-1991) and Attorney General (1991-1995), allowed impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to appoint him to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack H. Obama.  The Illinois Senate found Mr. Blagojevich guilty and removed him from office soon after, and he is awaiting trial in Federal court.

It now appears that Mr. Burris, despite his sworn testimony,  acted as a fundraiser for Mr. Blagojevich and had extensive dealings with the Governor’s office regarding the Senate appointment.

What was Mr. Burris thinking?

America is thinking “Resign.” So is Illinois.

 

Hat tip: Chicago Sun-Times (everyone else has forgotten where this story came from).

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Blagojevich on Letterman

February 3, 2009

Blagojevich on Letterman

Rod Blagojevich, recently removed from office as Illinois Governor, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight.

It’s not fair. The man hasn’t even had his day in court yet. Why was he subjected to this punishment?

Letterman: Why exactly are you here? Honest to God…

Blagojevich: Well, you know, I’ve been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest…

Letterman: Well, you’re on in the worst way.

Transcript and video here.

Blagojevich is a TV freakshow. Watching him is like watching Tammy Faye Bakker or Kato Kaelin.
David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun

Blagojevich may have turned himself into enough of a celebrity to land a fat book deal — if he can stay out of jail
Howard Kurtz, Washington Post

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Final Score, Illinois Senate vs. Blagojevich

January 29, 2009

Final Score, Illinois Senate vs Blagojevich

The final vote in the Illinois State Senate impeachment trial of Rod Blagojevich ending in a rout: 59 for conviction, zero for acquittal. Mr. Blagojevich was removed from office and barred from state politics for life. Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn was sworn in to replace Mr. Blagojevich (was that a new suit?).

Rod Blagojevich now enters the record books as the first governor in the ethically-challenged history of the State of Illinois to be removed from office while living. Start engraving those brass plaques.

Here’s the post-game chatter:

Fox News: Illinois Senate Kicks Blagojevich Out of Office

Ground Report: It’s Endgame For Rod Blagojevich As He Is Unanimously Impeached

Wichita Eagle blog:Blagojevich gets the boot

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