Posts tagged "Rod Blagojevich corruption trial"

Jesse Jackson, Jr. May Have Lied To Feds, Bagged Swimsuit Model

This isn’t going to help a certain person’s campaign for mayor. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate, sources said the fund-raiser has told federal authorities… The allegation by Oak Brook businessman... Read more »

Don't Call Him Rod. Call Him "B-Rod."

You had to know there was more interesting stuff than that life-sized Elvis in the Blagojevich storage locker in Arlington Heights. I mean, the man left a desk full of hairbrushes when he vacated the Capitol, there was no way boxes full of documents left in a storage locker untouched from the last decade weren’t... Read more »

You May Pay Blagojevich's Legal Bills

You May Pay Blagojevich's Legal Bills
I bet that you’ve always wanted to fund the trial of a corrupt bureaucrat, haven’t you? It’s like a dream, forking over your hard earned tax dollars to the state of Illinois knowing that they’re going to fund police officers, teachers, street cleaning and Rod Blagojevich’s half-assed defense. As juror contemplate the fate of former... Read more »

Rod Blagojevich Spent $400K On Clothes For Your Own Good

What would Rod Blagojevich hunt from the air? There aren’t a lot of wolves around here to occupy any sportsman’s time so it’d have to be people, right? And he’d of course deny that these expeditions were a new way to taint the jury pool. Anywhoo…if you’re wondering where the connection comes from, you can... Read more »

Blagojevich's Elvis Could Be Yours

So Blago brought his kids to court this morning because, you know, that’s the kind of thing children should be exposed to: being used as pawns in a legal strategy. Yes, they’re not being dragged through casinos at 3am (not that I didn’t see enough of that over the weekend in Vegas), but at some... Read more »

Is Patty Blagojevich Next?

I have a few theories about the Rod Blagojevich trial. I’m not willing to place money on these or anything, but I am willing to get up at 4am on Monday to check out closing arguments in the hopes that I can get Rod to sign something really important to me. So here goes, my... Read more »

Blago: Michelle Obama Versus Patti?

Let me put it this way: if I had to fight either Michelle Obama or Patti Blagojevich, I have no idea which one I would choose. Both of them, honestly, could kick my ass halfway to Sunday. Michelle Obama’s got those huge arms that could crush my head like a walnut and Patti’s scrappy as... Read more »

The Blagojevichs Are Those People You Hate

I worked in retail for something like eight years. I was the girl at Marshall Fields they would call if you had a return that was obviously going to be a problem. I have no idea how many people I dealt with who would, you know, iron an iron-shaped burn into a shirt and claim... Read more »

Rod Blagojevich Has Money Trouble With Rezko...And Saks Fifth Avenue

You would think for all the IRS claims they spent on clothes, the Rod Blagojevichs would look less like they just rolled out of a badger-infested laundry pile. At least when the GOP took Sarah Palin on her multi-thousand-dollar shopping spree at Neimans, she’s pulled the look together. IRS Agent Shari Schindler just testified that... Read more »

No Offense, Oprah. We Were All On Blago's List

So I’ve been listening to Rod Blagojevich’s trial through tidbits on the radio, and perhaps I’m missing the overwhelming severity of what he’s done, but to me, nearly everything the state presents fails to prove to me that Blagojevich was anything other than a plain old idiot. Not that that makes him any less guilty... Read more »