By Natasha Korecki
As Rod Blagojevich's day of reckoning looms, his wife, Patti, has made an appeal on Facebook, asking people to write letters to the judge on her husband's behalf.
Her post reads:
"We have been getting so many requests from people who would like to help us by writing a letter to the judge for sentencing that I would like to post the email of one of our attorneys Aaron Goldstein: firstname.lastname@example.org He would be able to help you with how to get the letter to the right place. Thank you to all of you who have supported us during this hard time. Rod and Patti and Amy and Annie."
Patti Blagojevich said she doesn't yet know the sentencing date, but wrote that it could happen later this month or in early November. Blagojevich's attorney, Shelly Sorosky, has said it could happen in early November. The ex-governor's lawyers want probation, while prosecutors have calculated Blagojevich's sentencing guidelines at 30 years to life but haven't made public their recommendation yet.
Among the Facebook comments:
"Patti, Rod was a great Gov, and much better than that jerkoff thats in there now."
"Yes, Rod for President!!!!!!!!"
Another wrote: "To the Blagojevich Family, I would be happy to write a ltr on his behalf. This kind of stuff has to stop. Everyone should read his book & truely understand what really occurred..."