Rod Blagojevich

Rod
Blagojevich
1956

American Politician, Governor of Illinois, U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicago, Impeached and removed from office for corruption; solicited bribes for political appointments, Convicted and Sentenced to 14 years in federal prison

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I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education.

It's absurd, ludicrous, ridiculous, outlandish, OK? Accusations by scoundrels, OK?

We will meet our challenges head on and we will do it by rejecting the politics of mediocrity and corruption. You voted for change; I intend to deliver it... I will govern as a reformer.

I love the people of Illinois more today than I did before. And if it's a case of unrequited love at this point, I'll just have to work extra hard to get them to love me again.

I've got this thing and it's fucking golden, and, uh, uh, I'm just not giving it up for fuckin' nothing. I'm not gonna do it. And, and I can always use it. I can parachute me there.

We won't tolerate wrongdoing and that we will work to ferret out wrongdoing and work with those who are on the same side of trying to make sure that people do their work, they do it well, and that we're responsible to the taxpayers.

I should say if anybody wants to tape my conversations, go right ahead, feel free to do it. I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly and notoriously, and those who feel like they want to sneakily, and wear taping devices, I would remind them that it kind of smells like Nixon and Watergate.

Kids today are technologically sophisticated. In many families, they are far ahead of their parents

Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?

I think the most important thing is [to] restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism in state government. Bring to the job a desire to really make things happen and help people and give confidence back to the public.

Let me ask you one question: Are you with me? Or am I. By. My. Self!

A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.

I will continue to get up every single day to work as hard as I possibly can for the people, starting tomorrow, where I hope to meet with the legislative leaders so that we can balance the budget in a way that's fair and helps people, and to pass a capital construction program that will stimulate our economy and create more than 500,000 jobs.

Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.

Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do.

I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong.

One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. it's hard to keep track of them.

Biofuels are the future of energy in this nation and around the world.

I?m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up. ? in an interview with Esquire magazine for its February 2010 issue.

Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community.

By the way, I should say, if anyone wants to tape my conversations, go right ahead, feel free to do it. I appreciate anybody who wants to tape me openly.

I?m Icarus, who flew too close to the sun. And I crashed to the ground.

Parents don't need government to raise their kids. That's their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to

Dec. 9 to my family, to us, to me, is what Pearl Harbor Day was to the United States. ? Jan. 22, 2009 about the day of his arrest.

I?ve got this thing and it?s f?ing golden, and, uh, uh, I?m just not giving it up for f?-in? nothing. I?m not gonna do it. And, and I can always use it. I can parachute me there.

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First Name
Rod
Last Name
Blagojevich
Birth Date
1956
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American Politician, Governor of Illinois, U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicago, Impeached and removed from office for corruption; solicited bribes for political appointments, Convicted and Sentenced to 14 years in federal prison