14 years

Former Gov. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics-government/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Rod Blagojevich</a> and his wife, Patti, address the hoard of media in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse after the former governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Blagojevich began his remarks by quoting a line from a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002808" title="Rudyard Kipling" href="/topic/entertainment/rudyard-kipling-PECLB002808.topic">Rudyard Kipling</a> poem: "If you can meet with triumph and disaster."

( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / December 7, 2011 )

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, address the hoard of media in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse after the former governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Blagojevich began his remarks by quoting a line from a Rudyard Kipling poem: "If you can meet with triumph and disaster."

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