"Hey NASA, name one of these crappy planets after me and I'll pass that bill you want to go through."

"Hey NASA, name one of these crappy planets after me and I'll pass that bill you want to go through."

Somehow, Rod Blagojevich won’t be seeing jail just yet. The jury at his trial found him guilty of only 1 of the 24 counts against him (the one count was for lying to federal officers not for corruption). Yes, our system is making it easier and easier for political figures to get away with things. He’s merely one example of many. But that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be made an example out of. Here’s just one factoid I pulled out from this whole tragedy:

“Government wiretaps revealed Mr. Blagojevich threatening not to sign legislation beneficial to the harness racing industry unless he received a $100,000 campaign donation from one race track executive. He even threatened to hold up an increase in state Medicaid reimbursements for pediatric cases until the chief executive of Illinois’s leading children’s hospital contributed $50,000.”

The jury knows this, they are aware of it. And how can they not put this man in prison? A children’s hospital. Maybe it’s because he’s on a famous American TV show and they need to let him finish out the rest of the season. Because a corporation owns that TV show, and it wouldn’t be fair to them—seeing how they now have a major influence over our country’s political leaders.

Jurors, wake up, because you are humanrobots. There is a guilty man you need to put away for a long time.

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