Jury selection is under way for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (and his hair) in Chicago. It’s a retrial, as you recall, because in our last go around the defense attorneys managed to convince one weak-minded individual that “she couldn’t be responsible for sending him [Blago] away for that long”. Never mind about deliberating on the facts of the case separately.
Of course this was the Team Blago strategy from the get-go: seek out as much free publicity as humanly possible, thus interfering with a potential jury pool, then attempt to stock the jury with at least a few fools who could be somehow manipulated or . Now comes round two. We have one woman who warned the judge about the trial interfering with her tickets to the last Oprah show. We have a claustrophobic and other characters. Continue reading