Oh yes, tis’ a sad day for Blagojevich & company. A man who years ago tried to sell/trade-off Obama’s senatorial seat is now facing the consequences for his actions. Rod Blagojevich is facing a maximum of 14 years in a low-security federal “pound me in the ass” prison. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 sir. But I gotta say, those flowing locks we call hair just won’t quit. As a side note they even inspired a hair care line.
Anyways, here are some excerpts of his statement outside of his Ravenswood Manor home the day before he meets Jacko his new cellmate and future husband:
“I believe I always, always thought about what was right for the people, and I am proud as I leave … and enter the next part of what is a dark and hard journey, that I can take with me the sense of accomplishment … and the real belief that the things that I did as governor and the things I did as Congressman helped real, ordinary people.”
“As I told the judge back in December, everything I talked about doing when it came to campaign fundraising and political horse-trading, I believed was on the right side of the law,” Blagojevich said. “The decision went against me. … I accept that decision, as hard as it is. And the law, as it stands right now, is that I have to go do what I have to go do, and this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but it is the law and we follow the law and I will begin to do that tomorrow.”
Someone should tell this man and his hair that acceptance is the first step to recovery my friend. One day at a time Rod, one day at a time. Well, let this be a lesson politicians to all you wanna-be-swindlers out there. Big tree fall hard and I think Blagojevich demonstrates that. So, the former governor is now scheduled to report to FCI Englewood in Littleton, Colo. by afternoon tomorrow. I highly doubt he will serve the maximum sentence given, but who knows. Wouldn’t surprise me if someone like Rahm Emanuel helped him out in some way. Sure I could find numerous instances from both sides. Question is, which side has done it more often. CBS Chicago reported this last statement here:
“After making his 12-minute statement, Blagojevich spent about 45 minutes signing autographs for the supporters outside his home and speaking to people who clamored for one last picture or conversation with the former governor before he goes to prison.”
Wonder what he’ll be doing for St. Patty’s?