Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Spare The Rod
Disgraced buffoon Rod "Let's Make A Deal" Blagojevich was convicted on one of 24 counts, for lying to FBI agents. Apparently, his defense team was able to find a few numbskull contrarian jurors during the voir dire jury selection process. His conviction on the single count could mean up to 5 years in prison. Nonetheless, U.S. prosecutors will retry him on the other 23 counts, which include racketeering, extortion, wire fraud and bribery.
It's hard to imagine with the overwhelming evidence presented -- wiretaps, e-mails and testimony -- that some jurors were unable to reach a guilty verdict on more than one charge. Maybe in this era of conspiracy theories, courtroom movie drama, and anti-Government resentment, the lesson is that grifters like Blago can always count on low-information jurors/voters/suckers to spare them.
(photo: Blago expressing his thanks to the jury)