Mental Floss

4 Governors Who Did Time

Chris Weber
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When I met Rod Blagojevich at a Chicago Cubs game in 2007 (that's us), he was a wily incumbent who had just won easy reelection despite longstanding rumors of corruption. Today, facing a federal corruption trial, Blagojevich may soon join the fraternity of governors who have gone to prison.

With help from the chaps at the Political Graveyard, I identified at least 17 governors who achieved this unfortunate distinction. Here are four who make me gag.

1. "A truly heartfelt apology"

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2. "The Rascal King

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3. "Vote for the Crook"

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4. "Overcoming adversity and surviving"

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