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Cameras in tow, Blagojevich surrenders to prison
Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:25pm EDT | By Andrew Stern

Posted on 03/15/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz

(Reuters) - Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich surrendered at a Colorado prison on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges, with TV news cameras tracking his every step.

News cameras followed the former governor being driven from Denver's airport and walking into the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, about 15 miles southwest of Denver, where he has been assigned inmate number 40892-424. He wore jeans, a navy sports coat and carried a small backpack.

Emerging from his North Side Chicago home early Thursday to travel to the airport for a flight to Denver, an unsmiling Blagojevich, 55, spoke briefly to waiting reporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blago
I figure dude's only got to serve until November 4, 2012.

Either way the election goes, he's pardoned on that day.

1 posted on 03/15/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

I’m sure you’re right. Because a guy like Blago would NEVER take the heat alone without an iron clad agreement, methinks.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Blago made noises about knowing where the bodies were buried. Suddenly he shut up. He could destroy this president, but didn’t. Something’s up, where he benefits for being quiet.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 12:46:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Frankly, I’m surprised Blago’s even serving a day. I would have expected Barry’s boys to delay the sentence start.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

“Something’s up, where he benefits for being quiet.”

Obama Pardon in January, or why his wife isn’t in prison, too.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 12:51:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Lazamataz

Tried to tell my husband this last night, that Blago surely had a deal to shut up and protect some... and that he’ll be pardoned soon enough.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Lazamataz

“Watch your cornhole, bud.”


7 posted on 03/15/2012 12:54:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lazamataz

I don’t think so. You’re giving him way too much credit.

He wasn’t so much a big-shot dealmaker on the inside of things as he was a pip-squeak wannabe who happened to have the personality to win elections. Everything he did was to try to benefit himself personally because he wasn’t “in with the in crowd”.

I think they’ll let him rot because they know he hasn’t got anything on them.

Did you catch that he held a press conference last night at exactly 5:02PM? Timed so the TV stations could carry it live...classic Blago...


8 posted on 03/15/2012 12:57:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lazamataz

WGNTV news last night had a feature on this. The reporter made it seem a shame he had to endure a prison sentence, with nothing but loyal supporters (yes, they exist) being interviewed.

Along with this, they reported the Catholic school his girls go to is being closed for budget reasons. They even had Blago on mic saying it’s a shame that at a time their father has to go to prison, his girls are losing their school. This too was made into a crying shame by the reporter.

Today a breakfast, a friend told me he heard the family is moving to Colorado to be near Blago. If true, what’s the big deal about a Chicago Catholic school closing (insofar as his daughters are concerned)? It won’t affect them. In any event, whether they go to Colorado or not, the wife’s father will surely step up and take care of his daughter and the kids.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 1:06:20 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Lazamataz

If he lives that long. Dead men tell no tales.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: tgusa

He is supposed to be broke. It will be interesting to see how his wife supports herself. She was a Real Estate agent involved with Rezko. Someone will be sending her money.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Lazamataz

could be that his family would feel the pain for his
failure to keep mum.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Lazamataz

Shave his head.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: Lazamataz
Suddenly he shut up.

A full pardon AND Ambassador to the Seychelles...
14 posted on 03/15/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Obama probably gave the same speech that Bob DeNiro gave Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, right before Ray went to jail for the first time, “You took your first pinch like a man and you learn two great things in your life. Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.”


15 posted on 03/15/2012 1:54:57 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s an awful thought!


16 posted on 03/15/2012 1:55:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m not a Blago fan but 14 years seems exccessive?
I mean there are child perverts who have gotton out in less than two years? Heck, murderers have gotten less time.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 2:01:58 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Lazamataz

“Surrenders” LOL makes me laugh.

As if the POS had a choice.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 2:19:40 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: Lazamataz

If this were any of us regular people, we would have been sitting in the can since day 1, and no option to go to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers for that final hamburger.


19 posted on 03/15/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Lazamataz

Most likely will spend the first night blubbering like a baby.


20 posted on 03/15/2012 4:02:17 PM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: Lazamataz

This lunatic never shuts up.

Even on his way to jail, he’s eagerly trying to meet /get face time with news media.

No shame, not one shred of contrition!

What an a-hole.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 5:06:17 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: tgusa

Remember what happened to the Friend of Bill Clinton? the judge died in prison...was it a heart attack? geez his names escapes me..McClellan? I always wondered how the Clintons got away with so many charges and how so many of their associates ended up dead or in prison.
Blago has left a list of names or info to be opened in the event of his death..at least I would think he was smart enough to do that


22 posted on 03/15/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Lazamataz

I think it’s a wonder that the guy’s still alive. I would have thought he’d had had a freak accident by now.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 10:07:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: conservativebabe

“’Surrenders’ LOL makes me laugh. As if the POS had a choice.”

Haha . . . better to “surrender” than face a SWAT team coming to extricate him from his home.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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