Dec 7, 2011

ILLINOIS: Over By Dere; Special Report

Former lead character, the disgraced Governor Rod "The Hair" Blagojevich, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by US District Court Judge James Zagel.

After the show gave the popular character two trials, The Blago was found guilty of various corruption charges back at the end of last June's season cliff hanger.

Today, he finally expressed remorse for his crimes, telling the court that he made "terrible mistakes" and the he is "terribly sorry."

Then he tried to sway the judge with sympathy, mentioned that his daughters have a unique surname -- people will know who their father is and what he did.

Apparently, he didn't think of that when everyone around him was being indicted and his phones were being tapped?

With prison sentence, which is double what his predecessor, from Season 12, Republican George H. Ryan received, Blagojevich will ALSO have to pay a $20,000 fine. He will report to prison on February 16, in which is sure to be a fantastically humiliating and hilarious episode of the ongoing soap opera comedy drama.

Blagojevich is the fourth Illinois Governor to be written off the show by being sentenced to prison. He joins Democrats Otto Kerner and Dan Walker, and of course "Evil Santa Claus" George Ryan.

You'd think the people of Illinois would demand a better show?

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