August 18, 2010, - 3:59 pm

Blago Juror Quote of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel

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?

Same difference.


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16 Responses

Blago is a creep.

Here is something off-topic, but important:

As goes on August 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Did anyone really think that Blago would be convicted? He is Obama’s friend, of course he is protected.

I am surprised that they even found him guilty on one count.

Obama and his minions can do anything they want.

Angie on August 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I heard the juries decision was 11 to 1 in favor of conviction.

tyler on August 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    See? You only need to BUY one.

    As goes on August 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Looks like the “Celebrity Apprentice” appearance was a smart PR move. Personally, I despised his wishy-washy, lying and immature personality after seeing him on the show, but I guess in politics, being “cute” and “boyish” is a more important quality to the average idiot American than integrity or responsibility.

100 proof American on August 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Remember folks! You heard it here first. Gov. Blagojevich was arrested just in time to keep him from recording an interview with Jessie Jackson Jr. under surveillance. I predicted long ago that Gov. B would get off the hook.

BTW, I like Rod Blagojevich. I am eternally grateful that he defeated Jim Ryan in the election for Illinois Governor. Moreover, when it comes to bad Illinois politicians, Rod Blagojevich is an angel. His only problem is that he isn’t the sharpest tack in the box.

There is NO Santa Claus on August 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Blago is guilty as charged. The wretched part of this is that one juror, like much of the Illinois electorate has become so numb and accustomed to this manner of behavior that when they see it right before their eyes on recording after recording they just chalk it up to normalcy, and cant see the difference between right and wrong.
Secondly and almost as bad is I believe Pat Fitz pulled the plug too early. He could have captured way more hands in the cookie jar had he continued the sting, but I just think the groundswell in the nation at the time that was Hurricane Obama simply contained too many gale force winds of pressure not to rock the boat of this “historic” event of electing the black man…I think he figured he had enough to put Blago behind bars for 7-12, and still thinks he does and now the pressure is on to get it right in round two. I hope he now feels enough pressure to get the guns out in terms of the whitness’ called this next trial namely Rezco, Levine, Rahm, Jackson Jr. Valerie Jarrett, Axelrod and if necessary the prez himself.

hill billy on August 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm

It sounds like that 21 year old juror would be a good candidate for law school.

Jarhead on August 18, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Yes, the feds vow they’ll retry him.

Isn’t that double jeopardy?

Miranda Rose Smith on August 19, 2010 at 1:52 am

    They’ll find some other charges like they did with Al Capone. They couldn’t get him for racketeering, murder and extortion so they went after his tax records and got him on enough counts of tax evasion, it put him away for life. As long as they don’t charge him with exactly the same things he was acquitted of, it’s not double jeopardy. Also, I think they have the possibility of appeal but not sure.

    mk750 on August 19, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Not if it was a hung jury. I believe it was declared a mistrial. i.e. they will PRETEND that the first trial NEVER happened.
    I’m no lawyer, but I bet that’s how the Feds will get around the 5th ammendment.
    Even Forrest Gump can figure out this guy was on the take and soliciting bribes in exchange for his largess of getting them a no-brainer, high paying, taxpayer funded so-called “Job”

    Who cares? on August 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I am not surprised. The long delay of the trial(arrested on 12-08)was an indication that something had gone haywire or worse. Also, as mentioned by another poster, after such a resounding defeat, Mr. Fitzgerald would probably think long and hard about trying to reanimate this case. He had his chance,and blew it. Why toss good money into another try when there are other far more urgent matters to deal with? It really is time to move on now.

worry01 on August 19, 2010 at 4:02 am

Declining societies value the more parasitic professions over productive ones as the state of decay advances.

worry01 on August 19, 2010 at 4:04 am

mk. he was not acquitted.

hill billy on August 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

I think that doll just may give me nightmares tonight…

Angela04 on August 20, 2010 at 12:48 am

As Ive said before. When you allow one decision to be “Read” in your Constitution. Thats the day lawlessness comes a knocking.
That decision was made when by some voodoo they found abortion legal.
If it would have been an amendment by popular consent, that would have been different. The People of the Nation would have had ultimate control. This nightmare opened Pandora’s box on the American Constitution to “read” anything into it by unelected Judges. In other words the Justices made the Constitution TP.
It took the burden of freeing Americans from deciding their future.

Revnant Dream on August 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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