Dismissing the the good things that ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich said he did by pointing out every governor does good things, Federal Judge James Zagel sentenced him to 14 years.
He must serve 85% of the sentence, meaning he will be 67 years old when he is released. He will report to prison February 16, 2012.
He was also fined $20,000.
The good work was to benefit Blagojevich observed.
The actions of Blagojevich eroded the public trust.
Zagel pointed out that it is not uncommon for crooks to be good fathers.
The damage done to Rod Blagojevich’s life by the sentence comes on Pearl Harbor Day, a day that will “live in infamy,” President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation by radio that night.
Likewise the career of Rod Blagojevich will be remembered for a long time…unfavorably, of course.
This is the second “Bye-Bye Blago” titled article, by the way. The first one is here.