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Published:December 7th, 2011 14:39 EST

Breaking News: Blago (Rod R. Blagojevich) Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, apologized to residents of his state, to the judge in his case and to his family on Wednesday as he spoke in court during his sentencing hearing.

`I have nobody to blame but myself for my stupidity and actions, words, things that I did, that I thought I could do," he said."

Rod R BlagojevichThe New York Times

Blago spoke these words of contrition and remorse before the judge who will decide his fate for 18 felony convictions. Technically Blago could have been sentenced to hundreds of years in prison, but federal prosecutors were seeking a sentence of 15 to 20 years behind bars, and the ex-governor`s lawyers were seeking five years or less.

If it were up to the citizens of Chicago, Blago would have gotten away with a slap on the wrist. In the Windy City Blago`s corrupt ways are par for the course.

Even if the fate of Blago  had been in the hands of the American public, we have have let him off easy. Blago is as corrupt as they come, but he charming in a roguish way.

But unfortunately Blago`s fate was in the hands of a federal judge and he sentenced the corrupt but loveable politician to 14 years in prison.

Blago, a big fan of Elvis Presley, can spend his time behind bars singing "Jailhouse Rock."