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The trial of ex-Gov. B by mrsteabag on 9 August 2010 9:25pm
 
Oh, I apologize for my negligence. The Rod Blagojevich case went to trial just after Memorial Day and went to the jury nine days ago.
The prosecution presented tapes of wiretapped conversations to prove motive for his attempted shakedowns for campaign funds: he and his wife had racked up $400K in debt for clothes. Another moment came when the budget director of IL testified that then Gov. B. hid in the bathroom to avoid discussing state finances, and that he only worked about 4-8 hours a month.
The defense rested immediately without calling a single witness. They said the prosecution had already proven their case....which is what? That ex-Gov. B is a doofus? The defense stopped just short of calling him that.
So we are in day 9 of the wait for the jury. Are they being meticulous? Are they hung? Or are they listening to the tapes one more time for grins and giggles? Stay tuned, gentle Palinites.....

 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by Spursfan on 10 August 2010 9:30am
 
Don't think much of his defence lawyers then!!!

:(
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by mrsteabag on 12 August 2010 3:45pm
 
So we wait. There's going to be a status hearing this morning. Yesterday, the jury sent a note to the judge asking if they had to be unanimous in their verdicts in all the charges. So we wait. I'm listening to the all-news station for updates.
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by mrsteabag on 18 August 2010 3:18am
 
Breaking: the jury convicted him on one of 24 counts. Ex-Gov. B was convicted of lying to the FBI. The feds have vowed to retry him. make it stop....make it stop....
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by tucsonmike on 19 August 2010 3:41am
 
Oh yes, Governor B and his wife, Lady Macbeth. I know PLEASE make it STOP!
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by sighthound on 19 August 2010 8:44pm
 
All the jurors but one wanted to convict him on all counts but she refused to change her mind. I'll bet that she has a nice, new untraceable bank account in someplace like the Cayman Islands. That's a great old Chicago tradition. (Apologies, mrsteabag, for demeaning your city but my mother grew up there and my great-uncle worked briefly for Al Capone.)
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by johnnythemonkey on 19 August 2010 11:29pm
 
" and my great-uncle worked briefly for Al Capone. "

LOL Geraldine, I love your little asides like that one.
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by Spursfan on 20 August 2010 2:30pm
 
"and my great-uncle worked briefly for Al Capone."

Geraldine - I couldn't help myself going 'WOW' at that!! Fantastic!! I bet your Gt Uncle had some stories to tell; presume you never met him, of course.
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by mrsteabag on 20 August 2010 3:44pm
 
No problem, Geraldine.
I worked in a nursing home--one of the residents that I got to be friendly with owned a store. Al's boys were frequent customers. :)
 
Re: The trial of ex-Gov. B by tucsonmike on 21 August 2010 2:25am
 
Geraldine, I have an irony for you. My grandpa was a bootlegger in Cleveland for Joe Kennedy, Elaine's Grandfather was a Boston cop trying to arrest Joe Kennedy.
 
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