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Trump commutes sentence of ex-Gov. Blagojevich, pardons Kerik
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Posted by Fred 2020-02-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [331 views ]  Top

#1 The Democrats will never match up to the man. Salute.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-02-19 04:50||   2020-02-19 04:50|| Front Page Top

#2 Trump was considering a commutation for Blagojevich last year, but plans were put on hold amid worries over pushback.

Thanks Nancy! No longer a problem.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-19 08:44||   2020-02-19 08:44|| Front Page Top

#3 So Blag used his public office to try to sell 50% of the representation of people in his state to the highest bidder. 14 years - how about life?

Harsh? but "Caesar's wife must be above suspicion". If you are elected to public office you must be held to a higher, not lower, standard.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-02-19 09:07||   2020-02-19 09:07|| Front Page Top

#4 ..well, please tell that to all those who want to repeal the direct election of Senators. I'm looking at you Bill Whittle. Senators are suppose to represent the states. As such they should be selected by an electoral college with each sub-district, county or parish, getting one electoral vote each. Population concentrations are represented in the House not the Senate.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-19 09:51||   2020-02-19 09:51|| Front Page Top

#5 Building the Cabinet for his next term?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-19 09:53||   2020-02-19 09:53|| Front Page Top

#6 /\ I suspect Blago and Patty are both sporting MAGA caps. On a much smaller scale of course, the Orange Man's very own 'Operation Paperclip.'
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-19 10:04||   2020-02-19 10:04|| Front Page Top

#7 Re #4. Technically you are correct but only if you draw a distinction between the various states and the citizens of those states.
Posted by Mercutio 2020-02-19 15:43||   2020-02-19 15:43|| Front Page Top

#8 This was not so much about Blago being one of 7 successive Illinois governors being corrupt and thus sentenced to prison, but more to do about Obama popping off the other day trying to grab credit for Trump's economic success, who had allowed Blago to rot in prison as President.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-19 17:13||   2020-02-19 17:13|| Front Page Top

#9 Trump also needs ex-Obama friends who now hate Obama when he starts going after the establishment Dems.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-19 17:17||   2020-02-19 17:17|| Front Page Top

#10 Paperclip? Hmmm... I don't see Blago as another Werner von Braun.

Perhaps gathering info on Comey and perhaps Patrick Fitzgerald as well? What info could he get from Blago, Kerik, et al that Barr doesn't already have?
Posted by Lex 2020-02-19 18:22||   2020-02-19 18:22|| Front Page Top

#11 /\ Obviously not, but he could turn out to be a valuable resource or asset for the Orange Man.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-19 19:03||   2020-02-19 19:03|| Front Page Top

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