August 9, 2010, - 2:32 pm

Not Guilty Verdict Looking More Likely for Cabbage Patch Doll Guv

By Debbie Schlussel

Perhaps his and his wife’s strategy of appearing on dumb NBC reality shows worked.

A couple of weeks or so ago, I predicted that deposed Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich would be found guilty by a federal jury in Chicago.  But, now, it looks like I should hedge my bets.



U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Protected Obama & Company re Blago

Today’s the ninth day of jury deliberations.  And, as any defense attorney can tell you, the longer a jury stays in the jury room, the more likely they will acquit a criminal defendant.  If they thought he was guilty, the jury members would have likely delivered their verdict within a day or two.  So, it looks good for Blago. He’s likely to be acquitted, or the trial will end with a hung jury.

The really annoying thing about this trial was Blago’s inability to get Obama and his people to testify.  I warned you that the judge and the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, would do their best to keep this from happening, just as a Chicago-based federal agent told me, and I reported it to you, that Fitzgerald even held off on the indictment until after Obama was elected.  I warned you that Fitzgerald is a liberal who pursues “justice” with a partisan vengeance reminiscent of Soviet show trials.  Just ask Scooter Libby, who lost his law license and has a criminal record, whereas Richad Armitage, the liberal man who actually leaked Valerie Plame’s name, never had to answer for it.

That was a travesty.  And that’s par for the Fitzgerald course.  It’s also why the Obamaniks skated in this trial–skated from testifying, answering for their actions, etc.

So, do you agree that this length of time in the jury room makes it almost a certainty that Blago goes free?


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25 Responses

I was just thinking about this yesterday. What a shame. Peeps who support this corrupt regime should be so ashamed of themselves.

And all the crap they said about Bush. Shame on them all. Most of the crap they threw at him was made up crap. Meanwhile, ZerObama is way worse than even their most hyperbolic fantasies and no one cares. Look at the chaos in Afghanistan and Iraq. This country is toast!!!

Skunky on August 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Blago was the worst thing to happen to us Illini. He gets elected to Governor and then won’t move to Springfield (our Capital) because it’ll be ‘disruptive’ to his daughter. Like he didn’t know that when he ran! Then he barely shows up for office and when he does, barely any work gets done. No wonder we are in such a state (pun intended).

Sange on August 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I’m sure Obowma has promised this dimwit a job to investigate and prosecute Tea Partiers, Independent/Constitutional loving Americans and anyone who doesn’t agree with his socialist Maoist agenda. F**cking losers!! Obowma must love his Chicago politics/politicians – They are as corrupt as his Muslim kinfolks….now his boy will get off. Too bad – a good Presidential impeachment will go to waste(I’m sure this weasel,Fitzgerald, either got threaten or paid-off. Maybe both?).
Stand-by: Rounds coming down range…

The Sarge on August 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I live in Illinois and never voted for Blago. I could tell he was the same scum we always produce in this “great” state. Also, never trust a Serb (Blago) who goes to work for a Croat (Alderman Vrdolyak) after graduating law school.
I hope they find him not guilty. The evidence against Blago is weak. No pay-out, no-nothing. Let the Serb go!!
The people of Illinois voted this idiot in office. The idiots of this state deserve him.

BK on August 9, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Bunch of g–d— maggots.

Joe on August 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Fitzgerald seems to be extremely dirty since the 1990s, back when his and the FBI’s intentional inaction allowed the 9-11 plot to succeed:

Nick Fury on August 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

As Blagojevich would say “the fix is in”. There was no impeachment trial that would have brought KING HUSSEIN OBAMA’s cronies to testify about Stuart Levine, Tony Rezko, Jesse Jackson Jr, Roland Burris, Nadhmi Auchi, Amrish Mahajan, Alex Giannoulias and more. This prosecution did everything possible not to bring the evidence against Blagojevich. Fitzgerald had mountains of evidence and almost all of it could have tied it to Obama, Rahm Emmanuel or Jesse Jackson Jr.

I thought this trial would bring out the smoking gun against Obama. Had all the evidence come out Obama would be looking at 20 percent approval ratings. Obama accepted campaign donations and gifts from Rezko so he could get those government contacts for government housing and hospital construction.
Obama sent Rahm Emmanuel to get Valerie Jarrett a senate seat and the price wasn’t right for Blagojevich. Jackson Jr offered big money for that seat but Blagojevich thought he wasn’t trustworthy.

If Blagojevich is innocent he will keep his mouth shut.

Debbie you were right Fitzgerald turned out to be in on this sham.

CaliforniaScreaming on August 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

All Blago, all the time … This is WBLG …

Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da (with apologies to WINS 1010 NY)

You give us a 10 week sham trial, we’ll give you everything Blago …

JokesOnUs on August 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Blago will be convicted. The jury has 34 counts to consider and I think they are doing just that, going over each of them thoroughly and deliberatly which accounts for the long time. They may not find him guilty of all but they will of most.

Soon he will be sharing a 6×6 cell with BoBo, which is precisely where he belongs. Let him go live in the prison Durbin wants to sell to the feds for the gitmo terrorists.

hill billy on August 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Since Blago is one of those scumbag lawyers (redundant phrase) who knows a lot of people in the Chicago area, how much do you want to bet that between him and Obama they tainted the jury pool with the typical Chicago politics. You know, death threats, bribes, …

I saw an article that gave a very brief description of the racial make up of the jury. There are actually 3 white guys on the jury. I wonder who on Blago’s team made that mistake?

Jarhead on August 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I think the odds are slightly in favor of acquittal. There’s also the jury nullification factor to consider. Most non-whites see Blago as a hero, which will trump any rational consideration on their part of his crimes.

And Soviet justice is bi-partisan. Bush would not pardon Libby, even though Libby was an advisor for Cheney.

Little Al on August 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Blago cabbage patch! That’s just perfect! Beyond my personal feelings that Blago needs to answer for his hairdo, it seems the whole trial lost any validity because testimony could not be obtained from you-know-who.

Cat K on August 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I have read about Fitzgerald on 9/11 and pre- 9/11 matters as well as the Conrad Black case….this guy is a piece of….work.

Not Ovenready on August 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Maybe the jury just doesn’t want to be unemployed?

Rezko didn’t have enough dirt on obambi to stay out of jail, but still got a deal blabbin about blago. Blago probably does have enough dirt on barry to stay out of jail. So put on the show to appease the subjects and move on.

ender on August 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Remember, Debbie, there are two defendants on which to deliberate. The facts against his brother are considerably different than Rod’s charges. There are 24 counts to consider against Rod alone. The jury in former Gov. George Ryan’s trial took 11 days to return verdicts on 18 counts–all findings of guilt. There was some controversy during Ryan’s deliberations that led to two jurors being removed during deliberation. I saw the head foreperson in Ryan’s chief of staff’s trial interviewed about her experience recently. It too deliberated for days. I was very impressed with how she described the manner in which they methodically approached the charges. The foreperson explained how they initially took a vote on the first count–everyone thought he was guilty of the count except her. She asked them to move on to the other charges, which they eventually reached agreement on his guilt. When they later returned to that first count, they unanimously agreed he was not guilty on that count. The instructions to the jury alone in Rod’s case were extremely lengthy. I’m not giving up hope on a conviction just yet. I think the government probably over-charged him and he will be found not guilty on a number of counts, but he will likely be found guilty on the most pertinent counts. Based upon press reports, Judge Zagel made no bones about his presumption of Blago’s guilt during the trial.

Gary Welsh on August 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I’m thinking hung jury

Brian Cuban on August 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Remember Debbie! Rod Blagojevich was arrested and charged just in time to prevent him from fully “interviewing” Jesse Jackson Jr. for the Senate seat vacated by Barack O’Bama. In protecting Jackson, the prosecutors willfully eroded their case against Blagojevich.

Blagojevich was removed from office. Jesse Jackson Jr. was unscathed. The politicians got what they wanted. The trial is just a formality.

As a refugee from Illinois, I can tell you that our Michigan politicians, for all their faults, are ANGELS compared to Illinois.

There is NO Santa Claus on August 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Blago has done everything he can outside of the courtroom to poison the jury with the result being a jury nullification. Not only has he doen reality shows but he has doen a SUnday radio show as a populist host.

That having been said, what I have heard is that the evidence shows that he tried to be corrupt, but failed. There were many instances of attempted quid pro quos where the quid took place but the other shoe never dropped, making Blago the most incompetent political crook in history.

I am leaning towards a not guilty on all counts, or at the very least a guilty verdict on a minor count.

Debbie, there is one thing I disagree with you on. There is a lawyer in my Synagogue who worked with Fiztgerald as a Federal Prosecutor in New York. Fitzgerald is not biased. However he will prosecute anyone on even the most flimsy of technical grounds (hence the Scooter Libby indictment). It was made clear to me the guy would indict his own mother for jaywalking.

I_AM_ME on August 10, 2010 at 8:25 am

Maybe they’re waiting for Blago’s special aspirin order to come in.

luagha on August 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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