Sneed @ the SunTimes reports...
The Blago Beat ...
Hmmmm. Is former Gov. Rod Blagojevich actually addicted to a substance requiring a prison rehab program?
A top Blago source tells Sneed the answer is “Yes” and the substance is . . . alcohol.
“It’s not drugs,” said the source.
◆ The backshot: “Rod can’t sleep without drinking,” the source said. “So he drinks himself into a condition to do so, and it became an addiction. Considering what he has been through for the past few years, it became a problem. He’s not addicted to sleeping pills or anything like that.”
◆ Fact: Federal Judge James Zagel, the judge who sentenced him to 14 years in jail on corruption charges, has also recommended a prison rehab program.
◆ Fact check: Considering good behavior, Blago would serve 12 of his 14 years; then subtract another year for going through the nine-month rehab program. He’d also serve the last six months of his sentence in a halfway house.
◆ Translation: Blago could be out of prison in 101/2 years.
The Blago Beat II ...
Is it ironic or intentional that Blagojevich’s new prison date March 15 is the infamous “Ides of March,” the day Julius Caesar was assassinated?
The Blago Beat III ...
Hair scare: Blago’s legendary coif will not cost him the $35 fee from his friendly barber, Peter Vodovoz, if he goes to Colorado’s Englewood federal prison. Haircuts are free. The inmate barbers are paid 12 to 27 cents an hour. No hair dryers permitted.
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