By John W. Lillpop
Next to Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich is the most corrupt politician to hail from---shudder---the Land of Lincoln.
Blago’s corrupt ways and presumption that he could fool everyone all of the time, gave way to reality and a chain and ball on Thursday as the former Governor of Illinois checked in for his next gig, a fourteen year stint at Federal Correctional Institution Englewood.
From this point forward and continuing until sometime in 2026, Blagojevich has been reduced to just a number, namely No. 40892-424, the discrete number assigned to this thug as his Inmate identity.
Despite the 10-pounds of unruly hair atop his criminal head and the non-stop motor mouth that got him this far in life, the slime-blasted associate of Barack Obama has fourteen dreary years in which to ponder his life and how things might have been different if only he were not such a complete A-hole!
As reported at the reference, while Blago was spending his first night in prison, Barack Obama was booked to the gills with two fundraisers in Chicago and three more in Atlanta:
Night One is now over.According to sources close to Obama, although the president feels sorry for Mrs. Blagojevich and the two daughters that the Blagojevich marriage yielded, the president is all about law and order and the rule of law, and, keeping his own sorry posterior out of prison for as long as possible.
Rod Blagojevich, former Illinois governor, long-time political ally and picnic pal of Barack Obama and loud-mouthed mediagenic felon, is now Inmate No. 40892-424, a resident of Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, just outside Denver.
He's scheduled to reside there for the next 14 years after his conviction on 18 counts of corruption, including trying to sell or trade his gubernatorial nomination to fill President-elect Obama's empty U.S. Senate seat.
Barring a presidential pardon, Blago must serve at least 85% of his sentence. On his scheduled release his two daughters will be 29 and 22.
The 55-year-old Blagojevich is the second consecutive Illinois governor to go from the statehouse to the big house and carries on a long tradition of corrupt Chicago machine politicians joining correctional institutions.
For some strange reason, local police and prosecutors seem unable to unearth these crooked public employees. So, it's usually the feds cracking open a corner of the Democratic political operation that has controlled the Windy City since Mayor Anton Cermak began constructing the omnipotent apparatus back in the 1930s. President Obama will attend two Chicago fundraisers today and three more tonight in Atlanta. “
Asked about a presidential pardon for Blago, Obama reported commented, that his power to free Blago is “F------“ Golden, and “I'm just not giving it up for f--- nothing."
Hmmm. That sounds very familiar, doesn’t it?