Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jury Deadlocks On 23 Counts, Find Blago Guilty Of One Count

So ..... does anyone think that Blago's high profile television campaign that aired just before the trial (think Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump mumbled at the end of the episode Blago was voted off, something to the tune of "I hope you beat the charges") tainted the pool across America of possible jury members?

The jury was deadlocked on 23 of the 24 counts. Deadlocked. That means that they couldn't come up with enough people that felt the prosecutor (Patrick Fitzgerald of the outing of Valerie Plame prosecution that really only got as far as getting Libby convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice) presented a coherent case.

PATRICK FUCKING FITZGERALD? The one we thought would really give us the "perp walk" we all wanted to see re kkkkkKarl Rove do?

We really are doomed. The stupid people are taking over, and no smart person has a key to the room they are escaping from.

Come on, stupid people! Do the right thing and stop being enamoured by faux famous people.

UPDATE: 8/18/10 - It appears that the jury had one renegade holdout and that the other 11 jurors were ready to convict.

"He was lucky," [John] Grover said of Blagojevich. "I hate to put it like that, but the amount of evidence that prosecution presented to us — there was so much of it. I don't see how anybody could come to any other conclusion."

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