Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From the files of it's ok if you are a republican governor in America

Rod Blagojevich
Rod Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in California. Before being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County assistant state's attorney and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. Late in 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption and later convicted on several charges, most notably for his attempts to control who would replace Barack Obama in the Senate following his first presidential election victory. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached Blagojevich, and the Senate voted in early 2009 to remove him from office. In 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison and began serving that term in 2012. He is married to Patti Blagojevich and the couple have two daughters, Amy and Annie.

EYE am just saying If Ron Blagojevich were a republican he wouldn't be in jail for his attempts to control who would replace Barack Obama in the Senate

Alabama's culture of corruption and cronyism is unlikely to faze voters because the white male dominated media will make sure it doesn't faze voters.



Brian said...

The differences in how Blagojevich and Bentley were treated are explained by a factor other than what political party they belonged to. Blagojevich refused to take a plea deal, went to trial, and was found guilty of 18 charges (reduced to 14 on appeal). Bentley took a plea deal and plead guilty instead of refusing and rolling the dice on a trial.

It is the same reason Larry Langford was treated differently than the others in his case. They took plea deals, he thought he could beat the charges against him.

Redeye said...

The difference is Blagojevich a democrat and Bentley is a republican. The difference is Larry Langford is an African American democrat and Bentley is a white republican. BTW, the Alabama Ethics (sic) Commission found no wrongdoing for Bentley and his side piece. I guess they made a plea deal too.