No, Rod Blagojevich is not a sympathetic figure

If you’re looking to get a presidential pardon, the new strategy seems to be to go on Fox News, suck up to the president, and attack his enemies (President Obama, the Justice Department, etc).

At least, that’s the strategy disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s wife, Patti, seems to be employing. This past weekend, the controversial wife appeared on Jeanine Pirro’s show (a Trump favorite) to talk about how hard it has been for her family to be separated from the former governor. Yes, of course, it’s hard on the family. But you could do the same kind of sob story about almost anyone—guilty or not—who is convicted of a crime and goes to jail. Should we pardon them all?

“The same people that went after Mr. D’Souza are the same people that went after my husband—the same people that are going after the president, now—it’s the same M.O. And, you know, they’re using their offices to try to undo elections,” Patti Blogojevich averred, suggesting that this is all some “deep state” conspiracy to dethrone duly-elected truth-tellers and outsiders.