Big news today from Illinois, the state in which Abraham Lincoln sold senate appointments out of his log cabin…
A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts, finding he brazenly abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings…
Blogojevich spoke briefly as he and his wife left the federal courthouse. "Patti and I are obviously very disappointed," he said at a bank of microphones. "I frankly am stunned." The two then walked to a waiting car as some in the crowd booed.
Blagojevich was convicted on all 11 counts on the sale of the U.S. Senate and all three counts on the shakedowns of Children’s Memorial Hospital and a racetrack executive.
You see, people? He was only convicted of 17 out of 20 things. That means that there are three things that is is innocent of. And you didn't believe him when he told you he was an innocent man. Well, don't you feel stupid now?
Blagojevich has been vindicated! He'll be laughing all the way to the jail! Hahahahahahaha!
Check out Rob Balgojevich's classic unedited extended interview from The Daily Show after the jump.
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