CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to hear corruption charges against him. Bail was set at $4,500, and Blagojevich was then released on his own recognizance.
He also had to forfeit his passport.
let him stay with o j in prison .......
Just in this week alone we have Charlie Wrangle…tax cheat, fraud and corrupt liar.
William Jefferson……thief, tax cheat and corrupt liar.
Rod Blogojevich…….corrupt liar, thief, blackmailer.
What do they all have in common? Hmmm, let me see….oh yeah, they are all democrats, the party of zero ethics.
*sigh* Im from Illinois and Im ashamed of my Governor....Its going to be tough for Dems to win in 2010 in Illinois.
This is going to go deep !
Obama is from chicago politics this could get very interesting!
The Gov and Obama do have rezco in common there could be more.
I hope they lock him up with Ted Stevens and a Reality Show is created about it."Who wants to be a corrupt politician?"
I can see the Republicans blaming the Democrats and the party for this. He acted on his own, for his own benefit and shouldn't be allowed to spread the blame over innocent people.
He was let out on bond for $4,500? For all the money he is making(squeezing people) and not to mention his state salary of 155,000 he paid a bond of $4,500. GIVE ME A BREAK! The guy tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder.
$4,500 ... that's it??
J S Ragman, great point....the system is so screwed up...i'm from IL and this guy has always given me the creeps
Illinois politics needs to burn down and start over. That simple.
First George Ryan, now Blagoevich. Why don't these guys learn the lessons of history. If your extort money, somebody is going to tell and YOU will go to jail. Stupid and shameful
He just got caught, they are all dirty all across the USA. He made someone mad, so the powers that be went after him. 4500 dollars bail. What did he really do? Look at the mess this country is in.
Corruption all across the board.
Ok – this might not be pertinent to the indictment, but it caught my eye.
Did i read that the Lt Gov of Illinois had not spoken "at length" to the Governor since the summer of 2007? Here's what it says in the front page story: "Quinn said he had not spoken to Blagojevich at length since summer 2007."
Geez – what kind of state government is THAT? Never a dull moment in the world of politics – regardless of party, state or level.
What happened with Palin? Please tell me the story. Did she or did she not , use her influence through her husband and staff to pressure the guy that was fired?
This guy must belong in the "MOB"
I would just like to say that as a citizen of Illinois – today is a very happy day for me! I'm ecstatic at the fact that justice may come to this fool! It's been incredibly frustrating to have him as a Governor. My mom just lost her job with the state after 24 years because he cut the funding of State Parks while he sits in the office bribing money for the empty Senate Chair! It's absolutely ridiculous and I'll repeat that I'm thrilled that they caught up with him! I too am interested in what is going to come about from this!!
SOUNDS LIKE ABUSE OF POWER JUST LIKE SARAH PALIN.
Hold on to your hats,
I guess you have inside information.
This is fact: Newsweek (DEC. 15th issue). Page 10, under Conventional Wisdom: Governor Sarah Palin billed the RNC $110,000 for hair and make-up.
I am sure you are okay with this because she is a right wing conservative and you folks do no wrong!
When will the Democrats clean up their own party instead of worrying about the GOP.
all the people taking the moral high ground now were talking out of the other side of their face a few months ago when Stevens was found guity of 9 counts or corruption, corruption is not left or right it is just wrong
Once again, people – NOT Chicago. SPRINGFIELD. Look at a map.
ask for amnesty for both Gov. Ryan and Gov. Blagojevich at the same time. Afterall how can Durbin show favoritism?
To Rob... all our politicians are tainted. Some worst than others. Are you telling me that W (current Prez) is perfect? You do know that he's corrupted in some fashions too? As for Palin, I doubted she's PERFECT. She's got her own CLOTHING CORRUPTIONS. It's very very sad.