Blagojevich Goes Quiet: What Took So Long?
When submariners need to hide out from those searching for them, they adhere to radio silence and are said to have “gone quiet”. Former Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) has never been one to go quiet. Until Wednesday.
His lawyers are quite aware that their client is the “World’s Loosest Cannon”. They may not be able to say that publically, but you know they believe it in their hearts. Heck, even Blago admitted at a press conference that he talks too much.
Now he gets it. Da Guv couldn’t figure that out when the authorities practically told the world — via the Chicago Tribune — that they were recording his conversations?
So the defense team “persuaded” Governor Big Mouth to give up his right to testify on his own behalf. The circus that was a federal fraud trial is now over. They loudly proclaimed the usual “government didn’t prove its case” line.
What else could they do? They couldn’t risk putting the guy on the stand. He might tell the truth… or worse, his own crazy version of it.
I wasn’t in the courtroom. Maybe, the government didn’t prove its case. Maybe, Blago will be acquitted.
If so, I predict he’s heading to “O.J. Land”. Blagojevich will join O. J. Simpson in that limbo status of the innocent man that we all know is guilty. Sure, some will see him as a pseudo-celebrity.. as in ‘Hey isn’t that…?” Some radio station or cable network may even give Blago a show. And, it wouldn’t surprise me if it got decent ratings. For a while at least.
But, Blagojevich will always be the Democrat buffoon that was elected Governor of Illinois… twice. And got impeached for being such an “f*****g golden” idiot. An acquittal can never remove that stain. And, that’s just how it should be.
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