Trump commutes sentence of ex-Gov. Blagojevich, pardons Kerik

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  1. rock_castle

    rock_castle "Give me liberty or give me death!"

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    You will be extremely disappointed if you expect your POTUS to clean up corruption at the state, county, and local level in all 50 states. Most of us here realize that and are happy with Trump's efforts at the federal level.
     
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    Yeah, I just don't get it. It's hard to talk creditably about ending government corruption while commuting the sentence of a man who literally tried to sell a senate seat.
     

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    I guess there’s no doubt that Blago was a dirty, under-handed, crook who deserved to be locked up...I just got a laugh out of him because I thought he looked like the con-man “Otter” from the old Animal House movie...Other than that, he was just another politician on the take...
     
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    What Martha Stewart did was just as bad as what Blagojevich did, I don't remember anyone saying she should be in prison for 14 years. Only an idiot thinks a white collar crime like this even comes close to deserving such a sentence. You can kill someone and get less time, WTF.
     
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    Democrat trump past showing.
    Something on him.
    :)
     
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    You are correct, and I know a bit about the topic as well.


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    Don't you have a sammich or something to be making. :outtahere:
     
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    Who exactly was asking him to clean up corruption anywhere? This crook was already sentenced and that should have been that. Why did he stick his nose into the matter in the first place? A guilty politician so let's pardon him. Given Illinois record it was long past time to make an example, not to favor this jerk with a pardon. Something really smell's here.
     
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    What Martha Stewart did was as bad ? I have to strongly disagree with you on that.
     
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    Then why get involved with a state corruption issue at all? He should have left it alone.
     
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    WTF are you talking about?
     
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  12. rock_castle

    rock_castle "Give me liberty or give me death!"

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    Probably, but it's really no big deal in the grand scheme of things. One thing we have learned about the Donald is that he has a reason for everything he does, and his instincts are usually dead on.
     
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    Martha made some false statements about a non-crime. Blago undermined the lynchpin of our Republic.
     
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    Isn't insider trading very similar to extortion.
     
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    This was a Governor, head of entire STATE! And you don't see a difference? Talk about sticking you head in the sand.
     
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    Politicians do what he did on a regular basis, only difference is he got caught. :dunno:
     
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    Commute the swamp
     
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