Friday, December 12, 2008

FBI + Gov. Blagojevich Plea Bargain - Bodyguards = High Profile Convictions + Dead Meat

Here is what the original entry said:
Headline of the Future #002: [Dec. 27, 2008 to Jan. 3, 2009] Illinois Gov. Blagojevich Dead --- Suicide Possible [changed by one day to estimated publication dates]
INSPIRATION >> Blagojevich's Tangled Web: A Who's Who of Illinois Politics

Here is an explanatory interim Headline of the Future that helps explain the one above:

Gov. Blagojevich will not resign because he needs the security detail for protection from politicians he will testify against in his plea bargain.
INSPIRATION >> Blagojevich Considering Resignation: Sources

Is he really? Remember the Dead Meat principle.
dead meat, noun - one that is doomed; as in, he's dead meat if they catch him

More about the governor's bodygyards:

December 3, 2004 - Blagojevich decreases protection measures
The reports also said the governor had 12 bodyguards, costing nearly $23,000 in hotel bills, in Boston during the Democratic National Convention, and 10 bodyguards during a later trip to California. Blagojevich reduced the size of his security detail by 25 percent, which he said makes it comparable to units in states of similar size. His office has declined to say how many people are on the detail, citing security concerns. ... The order requires the security detail to undergo training by the U.S. Secret Service. It also requires the director of the Illinois State Police to issue a code of conduct within 90 days that addresses job behavior and professionalism.

January 31, 2006 - Illinois governor commits truth: What now?
And he's managed to find some new and innovative ways to employ his armed state police bodyguards. Rod has used them to carry his family's luggage, to hand out Halloween candy and even to maintain custody of that holiest of holies, Rod's hairbrush


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