August 18, 2010, - 3:59 pm
As you probably know, yesterday, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich-the Human Cabbage Patch Doll Guv–beat (for now) every count except lying to the FBI. Yes, the feds vow they’ll retry him. But it looks to me like these jurors–at least some of ’em–are no dummies.
Blago Juror Erik Sarnello
Check out the jurors’ responses, including the underlined bolded quote, below, from one of them to the Chicago Sun-Times:
[21-year-old juror Erik] Sarnello, a student at a community college who voted Blagojevich guilty on all but two counts, said he didn’t register for fall classes because he thought the jury would still be deliberating in October.
That gives him some time to rethink his career plans. He planned a future in law enforcement but said this trial changed his mind.
“I might be a lobbyist after this,” he said. “I’ve seen all the money they make.”
Question: Did he mean “lobbyist,” per se . . . or Obama administration official demanding a U.S. Senate seat?
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