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Tanned, muscular #Blago to teach Shakespeare in prison, has cell mate, no gray hair

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Sporting a tan, lighter (but not gray) hair and five pounds more muscle, prison hasn't been too cruel to Rod Blagojevich, his onetime lawyer says.
Of course, Blagojevich just began his 14-year sentence about a month ago.
Blagojevich has a cell mate and they're getting along.
For now, the former governor is washing dishes in the kitchen but he's hoping that'll change by the summer.
For the first 90 days, prison inmates must do menial jobs, his onetime lawyer, Sam Adam Jr. says.
"After 90 days he's hoping for a job in the library, teaching Shakespeare and or Greek Mythology," attorney Sam Adam Jr. says.
Sam Adam Jr. and his father, Sam Adam, both visited the former governor on Sunday in his prison outside of Denver. Adam Jr. said he, his father and his son took a train ride across the country to visit the former client.
Their visit followed a visit by Patti and their two daughters about two weeks ago.
Blagojevich's hair is "not at all" gray, Sam Adam Jr. says. "It's brown. Who knew?"
The former governor has put on five to 10-pounds of muscle, from working out behind bars, Adam says.
And he hasn't had to give up his love for running.
He's running four to five days a week for four to five miles.
Blagojevich wasn't mad about his chief of staff John Harris' 10-day sentence.
Though he apologized for his acts during his December sentencing, Blagojevich yesterday said neither he nor Harris did anything wrong, according to Adam.
Blagojevich's mini-celebrity status hasn't worn out in prison. "He is the mayor," Adam said. "He knows everybody's name. He's politicking there."
Blagojevich was convicted last June on 17 of 20 counts of corruption, including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.
Fox's Larry Yellen first reported the update from Colorado: watch video here.

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There is something wrong with this world! We have murders and child molesters that get sentenced to less than 14 years, and here everyone is fine with a man that TRIED to sell a seat go away for the same amount or more time than someone who actually harmed another person or family. Now dont get me wrong, I do think he should get some time, but certainly not 14 years. My goodness, his children will be grown and probably married. How sad is that when he really didn't harm anyone, just used some really dumb and bad judgements. My question to everyone condemning him, do you have no skeletons in your closets?

THIS MAKES ME FURIOUS!

HE IS LIVING THE GOOD LIFE!

HE HAS A TAN FROM HIS TIME OUT ON THE DECK!

AND HE IS GOING TO BE READING SHAKESPEAR TO HIS CELLMATES! SHAKESPEAR!

HE SHOULD BE IN A SUPERMAX PRISON NOT THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE CLUB FEDS!
AND THAT IS A FACT!!!!!!!!

He is not going to be teaching Shakespear in prison. That has to be more of his delirium.

He is not popular, charismatic or anything of the sort.

I know too much about federal prison, to believe any of this.

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