Rod "Blago" Blagojevich, shmuck -- for trying to work the prison system like he did politics

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Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former Illinois Governor who's headed to prison for trying to broker a political deal, is now trying to broker another. Blago, who was sentenced to fourteen years in the clink for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama (among other forms of corruption), would like to do his time in Colorado's dry and sunny climes at the FCI Englewood prison.

Why? According to news reports, he has a drinking problem -- a bad one -- and wants to be placed in a drug abuse program.

Hmmm. Either that or he has heard that the low-security, country-club prison was rated by Forbes magazine as one of the best places to serve time -- and prisoners who successfully complete substance abuse programs are often kept away from the general population and can sometimes be eligible for reduced prison time.

But Blago would never try to work the system, would he? After all, the man who was convicted of eighteen counts of corruption, including charges that he lied to the FBI and was involved in hospital, political and racetrack shakedowns, is an upstanding fellow.

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Bob Smith
Bob Smith

He got my schmuck nomination when his wife had to, literally, drag him away from media and spectators after his sentencing. Pathetic.


My enemies enemy is my friend so why the hate for Blago? Federal Prosecutors are out of control . 

Mr Manumba Ney
Mr Manumba Ney

The judge asked Governor Blago and his lawyers for advise where to send Blago.Governor Blago is still free and has yet to file an appeal.Governor Blago would be much better off if he did time in the minimum security prison where Governor Ryan is doing time for public corruption. Governor Blago would be much safer with Governor Ryan as his cell-mate; they are both white collar criminals. Two governors doing time together, one a Republican and one a Democrat.Blago would get along much better with a Republican governor than thugs.I'm sure all prisons have drug and domestic violence programs so why is he thinking about Colorado?

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