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    Saga Blago diagnosis in one sentence

    Saga Blago diagnosis in one sentence

    And so it ends.  14 years, which means just under 12 to serve.

    As long-time readers know, I’ve followed Saga Blago almost since the beginning of this blog.  It was my first and longest lasting blog obsession.

    I take no joy in the sentence, although it does seem roughly appropriate.

    As does this comment by the Judge during the sentencing, which pretty much diagnoses the entire Saga Blago:

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    jakee308 | December 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I say it’s inappropriate – It’s not enough.

    Unless he gave up some biggies in political circles, then he’s getting off easy.

    No prosecutor lets a central figure off without them giving full cooperation. (With or without a plea bargain) And in my opinion he got off.

    […] Blagojevich got caught and punished but the people of Illinois and America will continue to be “victimized by corruption” because Barack Obama remains at large. The corruptions continue to afflict. From the Rezko House to the White House, the corruptions paved the way: “Charity Rorie, a mother of four, sat in her Mishawaka, Ind., kitchen, stunned that her name appeared on a 2008 Democratic presidential primary petition for then-candidate Barack Obama. […]


     
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    Henry Hawkins | December 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve forgotten now – was he convicted in a state of federal court? I’d hate the idea of him doing his time in the relative country club of a federal prison. But an Illinois state pen full of the best and brightest off the streets of Chicago? Heh, heh, heh.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | December 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    … state OR federal court?


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