How fun was former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, which ended with the jury deadlocked on 23 of 24 charges? So fun they're going to try again in January—but without his brother Robert, whose charges were dropped.
Temporarily liberated Illinois ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared at Chicago's Comic Con this weekend, ostensibly to play with Batmobiles, but mostly to refill his legal coffers. He was charging $50 per autograph and $80 per photo. Wouldn't you pay that much?
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is a TV whore again, following his anti-climactic corruption trial. On the Today show this morning, Meredith Vieira pressed him on whether he'd return to reality TV now — maybe Jersey Shore? He'll consider it.
The verdict's in on Illinois ex-governor Rod Blagojevich: he's guilty of one count of lying to the FBI. The jury deadlocked on 23 other counts. He faces up to five years in jail, a $250,000 fine, and a retrial.
Jurors in the corruption trial of Illinois ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, on day 11 of deliberations, have informed the judge that they can't reach a decision on all counts and need help determining "the next logical step." Then they went home.
How in hell did ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers talk him down from taking the stand in his corruption trial? Hypnosis? In any event, his defense has rested, and the trial will move to closing arguments next week. [Image: AP]
Illinois hair crook Rod Blagojevich's hatred of the Chicago Tribune is well known—he even urged Tribune boss Sam Zell to fire the editorial page editor. But did you know Blago's wife hates the press even more than he does?
Did you feel sorry for Rod Blagojevich, who just wanted to sell one measly U.S. Senate seat to pay his kids' college tuition and meet mortgage payments? Don't. He also blew $400,000 on clothes as Illinois governor.
A taped conversation played during Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial reveals that he considered naming Oprah to the Senate. "Nobody would assail this pick," he said. "She's a kingmaker…she made Obama." Shoulda picked her! She would have called off the cops.
Can you believe it's been 18 months since former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was busted for being a total crook? Today, Blago and his swooping mane finally get their trial. What do we have to look forward to?
Illinois hair crook Rod Blagojevich is calling on the feds to play all 500 hours of his expletive-laced corrupt horse-trading wiretap tapes, probably just to screw all the other people he talked to. Well, give him his wish, then. [NYT]
Lawmaker-turned-dancing machine Tom Delay astutely pointed out that politics is showbiz. And few politicians have mastered the fine art more than Rod Blagojevich, who at once relishes in and scorns the spotlight. He is, simply, the Joker of media gaming.
On the morning he was arrested on corruption charges last December, Rod Blagojevich was the nation's biggest greaseball. So obviously, the national press was willing to say anything to land an interview. And we've got their emails to prove it.
These news anchors just love to laugh and chuckle and mock Rod Blagojevich's new book where he compares himself to Jesus. Guess who was also mocked, by primitive Roman "news anchors"? Jesus the first. And history repeats.