April 2, 2009, - 1:43 pm

Guess Who’s Back in the News?: Blagojevich Indictment Watch Countdown (Bonus: Obama Cushion Included); UPDATE: Blago Indicted

By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Blago Indicted along with 5 “associates” ****
How soon we forget the fallen mighty. Rod Blagojevich–remember him?–has been out of the news for several weeks.
But guess what? You know who’s supposed to be indicted as early as today?
Yup, him. It sounds like the indictment is going to be handed down later this afternoon, with a big press conference to announce it.
Today is the last day for a Grand Jury hearing the Blago case to indict him before the Tuesday deadline to replace the original complaint and accompanying FBI affidavit, which U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald filed against the Illinois then-Governor.
Fitzgerald could ask the federal district court’s chief judge for an extension, but reports say the indictment is imminent and there will be an announcement about a “significant criminal matter,” later today.

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Indictment Day for the Human Cabbage Patch Kid

One wonders how much Fitzgerald massaged the indictment to shield Barack Obama operatives like Rahm Emanuel.
Remember, Fitzgerald has a clear conflict of interest here. He wants to keep his job as U.S. Attorney, but Barack Obama is the one who nominates U.S. Attorneys, including Patrick Fitzgerald, a holdover from the Bush days.
Plan for the indictment to protect the Obamaniks accordingly.
But that doesn’t mean that Blago won’t try to dirty up the Obama gang as much as possible in order to defend himself. Plan on hearing a lot more about Tony Rezko and Michelle Hussein Obama when this trial starts in a year or so (unless Blago gets and takes a generous plea deal, both of which I don’t foresee).
Can’t wait. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. But not nearly bumpy enough.

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5 Responses

Never thought I’d express any symphathy for Blago; but at least he didn’t raise taxes. The new socialists in Illinois, like the socialists in New York and California are raising taxes to previously unheard levels. He’s a crook, but I guess he doesn’t have the connections Ted Stevens has (prosecutorial misconduct notwithstanding).
Blago just didn’t have the connections to practice graft on the high, sophisticated, unreachable levels that Daley, Obama, Emanuel, and all the rest of them did. He did it on a nitty-gritty level. But I doubt that he’ll tell all. He will make some behind-the-scenes deal. They’re all crooks and are any of them really punished?
And of course, we know about Fitzgerald’s history.

c f on April 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I want someone to investigate Michelle Obama. She was Disbarred and I want to know why.
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/wtf-michelle-ob.html
Unfortunately the Statute of Limitations has probably run out on whatever she did.
[IAM: NO, THAT’S NOT TRUE. THE SAME PERSON WHO GAVE THAT FALSE TIP TO ATLAS/PAMELA ALSO WASTED MY TIME AND GAVE IT TO ME. BUT I DIDN’T RUN WITH IT. I CHECKED IT OUT. AND IT ISN’T TRUE. MICHELLE OBAMA WAS NOT DISBARRED. THE STORY IS FALSE. DS]

i_am_me on April 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Ooooh, dirt!
I hope Blago sings like a canary before he goes to jail.

mplumb on April 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Blago is a street fighter and I believe he will go after KING HUSSEIN COBRAMA. He is different from the rest of the politicians. He played dirty Chicago politics like the rest but he got nailed. Then the Chicago politicians…err mafioso threw him under the bus. He knows where COBRAMA’S bodies are buried and will drag it out. The MSM hates Blago because he has nothing to lose going after COBRAMA. Rezko has been talking. Still he hasn’t been sentenced. If I was Blago I would do whatever it takes to subpoena Rahm and Valerie Jarrett. The house deal could doom COBRAMA.

californiascreaming on April 2, 2009 at 5:41 pm

sentence him to cleaning bedpans in VA hospitals

mindy1 on April 2, 2009 at 9:11 pm

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