Opening arguments were heard yesterday in the federal corruption trial of former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Blagojevich stands accused of attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s vacated US Senate seat.
Blagojevich and wife Patti have recently portrayed themselves as sympathetic figures on reality television, he on Celebrity Apprentice and she on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

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Both attempts have worked to a degree. About Patti’s on-air stint in a Costan Rican jungle Huffington Post noted:
It was image changing, too, for Blagojevich, who came off as a down-to-earth, well-liked mom. Before the show, Blagojevich was mostly known for being a foul-mouthed political spouse caught on federal wiretaps prosecutors had made of her husband.
Rod even managed to win over Donald Trump. When Trump fired Rod in episode 4 because he didn’t know how to use modern communication methods (texting, e-mail) to communicate with his team, the Chicago Sun-Times reported:
Donald Trump was hesitant to fire Blagojevich, saying he thought the impeached ex-governor was afraid to offend potential jurors while competing.
“I think Rod is being overly nice because he has some pretty big things to do when we’re finished with this,” Trump said. “I think he’s in a very tough position. I think you’re a guy with great courage.”

Oh, please. As governor of IL, Rod Blagojevich was anything but courageous, taking inordinate pleasure in picking on people way smaller than himself. On the life issue in particular, Blagojevich was a bully for death.
In 2005…

Continue reading my column today, “Blagojevich’s crimes against the sanctity of life,” at WorldNetDaily.com.
[Photos via Access Hollywood]

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