Blagojevich Sentenced 14 Years In Prison


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Former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich was sentenced today to serve 14 years in prison. Blago was convicted of 18 charges of corruption, most memorable being the time he tried to sell President Obama's vacant Senate seat after the 2008 election.

"Blago" was the top trending topic on Twitter today after the verdict was announced. Here's what some of the tweets had to say:

Blago sentenced to 14 years for corruption: 24 minutes ago via CoTweet · powered by @socialditto

Blago (D-IL) tried to sell a Senate seat, shook down a children's hospital, & tried to get hostile newspaper editors fired. Good riddance. 26 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

You shouldn't get lenience b/c you have kids. Having kids should be the thing that keeps you from breaking the law. #blago 19 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

When asked for comment Rod Blagojevich said his prison sentence was not fuckin' golden. 6 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption. His hair gets the death sentence. 7 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android · powered by @socialditto

Not so effing golden: Blago sentenced to 14 years. 14 minutes ago via bitly · powered by @socialditto

I bet we all remember where we were when Blagojevich was sentenced, since it happened just a few minutes ago. 9 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Under federal guidelines, Blagojevich will have to serve 85 percent, which is nearly 12 years.#Blago 11 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Blago gets 14 years. Conrad Murray gets 4 years. Casey Anthony walks. 12 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

BREAKING: Internet scrambles to divide 168 by 12. #Blago 30 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

That sound you just heard was every journalist ever mashing calculator keys. #blago 31 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Is 14 years too many for Blagojevich? No. I'd rather he be sentenced until the Cubs are in the World Series. 32 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

For comedians, Rod Blagojevich is the grift that keeps on giving. 4 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Blago 2028! #comeback 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

As they cleared the room, she cried out and rushed into his arms. They both knew it would be, but not this bad. "What am I gonna do?" #blago 20 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Has anyone started a "Blago in jail" Twitter account yet? 18 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Concerning that last tweet: I'm on it.