Rod Blagojevich Found Guilty on Nearly All Counts at Retrial


The man once recorded saying of a Senate seat, “It’s a fucking valuable thing, you just don’t give it away for nothing,” has been found guilty of trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, among other things. He’s already facing up to five years in jail from a conviction for lying, and so the phrase “I’m a celebrity … get me out of here!” will take on an even richer resonance in Blagojevich’s life. This makes him the second Illinois governor in a row to leave office and face jail time for corruption, following former governor George Ryan. Best of luck, Governor Pat Quinn! We’re all rooting for you.

Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial [AP]