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Blagojevich Still on Trial: Waste of Taxpayer Money?

Shawn Amos 2011/05/31 19:41:35
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Former Illinois governor and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich is STILL on trial.

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to return to the witness stand for a third day Tuesday at his political corruption retrial, which is now heading into its fifth week of testimony.

Blago was impeached on January 9, 2009, found guilty of lying to investigators on August 17, 2010, and began his retrial of other federal counts in April of this year.

Is it time to put Blago behind us or does justice still need to be served?

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  • KoAm 2011/06/01 06:46:23
    No
    KoAm
    +9
    I bet Obama wants the trial stopped.

    My hunch is that something might come out of this trial that Obama doesn't want the rest of the world to know.

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  • ken2ak 2011/06/02 01:54:16
    No
    ken2ak
    stick it to him for corruption. . .
  • Diane 2011/06/01 20:52:50 (edited)
    Yes
    Diane
    Obviously the guy just got in over his head without having any sense of boundaries in terms of his own competency. Not that he was incompetent- he obviously had the right values given he gave all children free health care and seniors free bus rides (which by the way makes the charges against him even more absurd! But then again his language makes his values seem absurd). He probably never meant to break the law but technically he could have and that's what puts him in a dangerous position in this trial. Did he break the law even if he never meant to? If so his being surrounded by sharks is irrelevant, though youd think if he wasnt he would have been given sound advice all along. The prosecution obviously thinks he fully meant
    to, even if he was naive. So even though I voted no, I guess it is important Thayer find out the truth- though I don't know if the truth ever comes out in a trial or if the conclusion of truth ends up being based on if it's just one side against another
  • Keen Tojones 2011/06/01 17:54:32
    Yes
    Keen Tojones
    +1
    More than likely the corrupt are the ones who put him where he is. Why don't we stop these charades?
  • Watermusicranger 2011/06/01 17:51:18
    Yes
    Watermusicranger
    Call in the jury and Get it over with.
  • william keegan 2011/06/01 17:04:01
    No
    william keegan
    It is a waste of taxpayer money if we are not concerned with the rule of law in this country. Why not shut down the entire criminal justice system, that will save a lot of money? I wouldn’t want to live here if we did.
  • whitewu... william... 2011/06/01 18:43:08
  • keith 2011/06/01 16:51:44
    No
    keith
    +2
    Chicago. What can you say. Long long history of organized crime success coupled with political corruption. Can the federal government clean the states? Its the only possibility, so the trial must be done.
  • SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2011/06/01 16:17:30
    No
    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    +1
    Not until Barack Obama is called to testify under oath regarding his relationship with Blagojevich.
  • whitewu... SCOOP--... 2011/06/01 18:45:36
  • SCOOP--... whitewu... 2011/06/01 21:57:58
    SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX
    I know. I was just wishing and hoping that somehow Obama might have to testify under oath, not that it would make any difference with him. He did swear on the Bible to uphold the Constitution and we all know how that is working out.
  • jacktown kid 2011/06/01 15:39:38
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    +1
    Get it over with
  • PapaBC 2011/06/01 15:16:20
    Yes
    PapaBC
    +2
    Me thinks that the Obama crime machine is forcing this.
  • freebirdie 2011/06/01 14:57:12
    No
    freebirdie
    +1
    Actually, undecided.

    I haven't followed this clown and the happenings around him, BUT I do like the fact that we can keep their feet to the fire. There is already too much corruption going on and everyone knows it. At least we still have this avenue to deal with it.
  • Diane freebirdie 2011/06/01 23:40:48 (edited)
    Diane
    +1
    If you haven't followed him how do you know he's a clown?
  • Charles 2011/06/01 14:35:02
    Yes
    Charles
    +1
    Just because "Blago" is just about the most irritating and mentally challenged fool on the planet doesn't mean he should be on trial for the rest of his life. In my opinion if he were guilty the prosecution should have buttoned up a conviction by now. I believe they just don't have the evidence to support the charges and they don't have sense enough to realize they are wasting way too much money on this boondoggle. Blago is an idiot of the highest degree, no doubt, but is his stupidity and egotistical foolishness worth it?
  • Monolith 2011/06/01 13:57:41
    Yes
    Monolith
    +3
    If (when) he loses the cost should be borne by him!
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2011/06/01 13:55:17
  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2011/06/01 13:54:09
    Yes
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    The problem is not Blagojevich, it's corrupt Chicago politics, the same politics that gave us Prezbo
    blagojevich corrupt chicago politics politics prezbo corrupt chicago politics
  • Monolith Bill G5... 2011/06/01 13:58:48
    Monolith
    +1
    Want to talk corruption look at the 2000 election! First time the Supreme Court gave away the Presidency!
  • Bill G5... Monolith 2011/06/01 14:14:56 (edited)
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    They did the right thing. It gave Gore the chance to go get a happy ending from massage therapists in his hotel rooms while he sold all the koolaid drinkers his crap about rising seas as he built a mansion on the coast. He proved he was never Presidential material.

    Bush Derangement Syndrome.... Try to move on.
    seas built mansion coast presidential material bush derangement syndrome bush derangement syndrome
  • william... Monolith 2011/06/01 17:10:44
    william keegan
    +2
    What planet are you living on? Is there some alternate reality going on that is not available to reasonable people? The SCOTUS did not give the presidency to anyone. All the court did was force the court in Florida to abide by the laws in Florida. Is that a concept you cannot understand?
  • wtf 2011/06/01 12:51:02
    No
    wtf
    +3
    If he is guilty he should be locked up just like any other politician that is violating the law.
  • lawlerskates 2011/06/01 12:18:53 (edited)
    Yes
    lawlerskates
    +2
    I wonder what's taking so long. I wonder why 99% of court cases take 10 times longer than they should.
    Oh yea that's right, it's our effed up justice system.
  • srini 2011/06/01 12:16:30
    No
    srini
    +2
    Not a waste to convict him by due process.
  • Eddie 2011/06/01 12:11:24
    Yes
    Eddie
    +2
    This guy won't admit he's done anything wrong regardless of what they do. Forget about it. Honestly, He hasn't done anything any other Illinois/Chicago big deal wasn't into.
  • 222. 2011/06/01 12:08:31
    Yes
    222.
    +2
    They're going to continue to beat a dead horse. It's the American way.
  • mrdog 2011/06/01 11:32:46
    No
    mrdog
    +2
    How long is the trial, not important...but.it just must be
    fair to the Gov. All citizens should have a fair day
    in court.... bark
  • Bluebird 2011/06/01 10:01:50
    Yes
    Bluebird
    +3
    He is a waste of taxpayer money and clean air. Everyone knows the guy is a crook.
  • bill 2011/06/01 08:58:39
    Yes
    bill
    +3
    Most of Illnois is corrupt and so is the court,They dont want to find him corrupt,that will open the door to other polititions.
  • Charles bill 2011/06/01 14:53:33
    Charles
    +1
    All politicians are corrupt in one way or another. The Chicago machine in politics has been one of the most corrupt organizations in American history." Blago" is just to stupid to have a perpetual trial where he is in the limelight for ever. He is nothing, a little roach in the political game. I believe he was set up by the Obama regime to keep the heat off the election irregularities of Obama and other questionable activities there. How did an idiot like Blago ever get elected anyway? I also do not think the prosecutor's have a good case or there would have been a conviction on some count by now. Look at the situation and look hard at this idiot Blagojevich, he is the ultimate fool in governor's clothing!
  • Diane Charles 2011/06/01 23:59:10
    Diane
    +2
    I don't agree he is a fool but I do agree he was used as a pawn and sadly he didn't realize what was happening to him. Instead he tried to fit in and be cool ( thus all the foul language). But seriously on the stand he keeps talking about how upright he was in everything but how could anyone take that seriously given his language...
  • 2sly 2011/06/01 08:56:47
    Yes
    2sly
    +3
    It's time to end Blago and just lock the corrupt fool up.
  • Mercedes 2011/06/01 07:12:42
    Yes
    Mercedes
    +3
    Dude. Wrap it up.
  • Ssgtwaldo 2011/06/01 06:58:42
    No
    Ssgtwaldo
    +2
    Through the bum in prison and through away the key! Other wise the Chicago old boys club (including Barry) would get him out. He's a crook and a disgrace to man kind! May he burn in hell along side Barry!!
  • KoAm 2011/06/01 06:46:23
    No
    KoAm
    +9
    I bet Obama wants the trial stopped.

    My hunch is that something might come out of this trial that Obama doesn't want the rest of the world to know.
  • Magus BN-0 KoAm 2011/06/01 08:34:01 (edited)
  • Bluebird Magus BN-0 2011/06/01 10:07:09
    Bluebird
    +2
    That is a funny picture of the d-ny senator Weiner with the weird pictures. I'm sure it's all just a misunderstanding.
  • Bill G5... Magus BN-0 2011/06/01 14:18:14
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    I think there is a lot Obama doesn't want us to know. He's happy his supporters are thinking he will buy their gas and pay their mortgage.
  • Magus BN-0 Bill G5... 2011/06/01 21:37:29
  • Golden Ratio 2011/06/01 06:02:00
    Yes
    Golden Ratio
    +2
    This guys whole life has been a deficit to the taxpayers.
    He's a true blue politician.
    As Blagojevich spelled backwards spells "Grifter" !
    Somebody please whack this thug !!!!!

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