Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich became Illinois’ fourth governor in recent history to be sentenced to prison when he received a term of 14 years Wednesday after being found guilty of 18 instances of felony corruption, including an attempt to profit off the sale of his congressional seat.
Only 24 hours after pleading not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges on Tuesday, former Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich has accepted a reality television deal to be one of 10 contestants competing in "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!" As if his hair was destined for anything but television stardom?.
Roland Burris, the woefully forgetful Illinois senator, should go home and stay there, and I'd advise taking a vow of silence as well.
Surprise! Roland Burris has no credibility. The man who condemned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat -- until he was appointed to it -- has revealed that, contrary to what he told the United States Congress in sworn testimony, he tried to raise money, as requested, for the governor-turned-auctioneer.
Is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about to be impeached on grounds of loopiness, obnoxiousness and a bad haircut? It is unclear to me what else Blagojevich has done that a duly constituted jury would find illegal.
A confession: We've been avoiding the news about embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment trial begins Monday. There are too many storm clouds on the horizon to waste time on this man's circus. But we couldn't help but pause to marvel at the chutzpah of the governor, who dropped this bombshell on Sunday.
Last time he came knocking at the Capitol, the Senate sent Roland Burris away empty-handed. But now that the Illinois secretary of state has ended his protest and signed the relevant paperwork, Burris is hoping his next visit has a happier ending.