Blago Lesson: It’s Okay to Sell a Senate Seat, So Long as You Don’t Lie about It

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 3:00 pm

All you Californians ought to be getting awfully nervous about Senate-Select Carly Fiorina about now. Because the lesson I take from the Rod Blagojevich verdict–he was found guilty of just one charge of lying to the FBI, while the jury remained deadlocked on 23 other charges–is that it’s okay to sell a Senate seat, so [...]

Blago Goes Quietly Into The Night

By: Friday July 30, 2010 9:36 am

Despite all the noise and antics in the months leading up to his criminal trial, Rod Blagojevich has gone quietly into the night and put on no defense whatsoever.

Anthrax and Blago for Breakfast

By: Friday April 23, 2010 6:59 am

I forgot to mention this yesterday. But I’m going fishing this weekend, and you’re going to be blessed with the fine hospitality of bmaz and the likker cabinet until sometime Monday. But while I’m sneaking my last Toobz fix in before Mr. EW wakes up and makes me put away the computer for the weekend, [...]

Blago Begins His Rahm Play

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 7:19 pm

Blago has asked for FBI interview materials on Rahm, Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and the SEIU officials named in documentation.

Rahm’s Placeholder, Forrest Claypool?

By: Friday September 25, 2009 4:19 pm

There are a few reasons why Blago’s claim that Rahm tried to get Blago to appoint Forrest Claypool are interesting.

Is Rahm Congressman A?

By: Thursday April 2, 2009 5:07 pm

Rahm appears to be Congressman A named in the Blagojevich indictment. That means he blew off Blagojevich’s extortion attempts before it became clear Blago was under investigation. But it also means he may be dragged into the trial.

Blagojevich Indicted

By: Thursday April 2, 2009 3:03 pm

Big surprise … not.

In addition to Blago and Harris (who were arrested in December), RobBlago, Lon Monk, Christopher Kelly, and William Cellini were indicted. I’m looking for the document now, will update later.

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother Rob and Christopher Kelly, a former top fundraiser for Blagojevich, were all indicted today on corruption charges, the U.S.

Sam Zell Chats with Fitz

By: Thursday March 12, 2009 6:09 am

Sam Zell chatted with Fitz–back in January. I’m guessing this is coming out now to pre-empt whatever news will show up in an imminent Blago indictment.

Burris’ Partner Fred Lebed Spoke of Favors for Blagojevich

By: Friday March 6, 2009 1:19 pm

It seems that Fred Lebed, Roland Burris’ partner, may have been thinking of favors he could do to support Burris’ candidate to be Senator.

Roland Burris, the Sequel

By: Thursday February 26, 2009 7:36 am

In Roland, the Sequel, Roland I’s son gets a job from Rod Blagojevich he’s not qualified to have.

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