Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks to the media at Chicago’s Federal Courthouse on Monday.
There might well have been a time when former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich imagined that he was above the law, but his conviction on 17 corruption counts made a strong statement to the contrary Monday. This outcome came as a surprise to Blago himself, evidently. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
After the verdicts were announced Monday, Blagojevich said he and his wife, Patti, were shocked.
“I frankly am stunned,” he said. “There’s not much left to say other than we want to get home to our little girls and talk to them and explain things to them and then try to sort things out.”