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Blagojevich says he’s fighting for people of Illinois

December 27, 2008

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— Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that if what he’s done as Illinois governor is an impeachable offense, he’s living on the “wrong planet” and is in the “wrong place.”

Speaking to a WLS-TV reporter outside a Chicago law office, the governor said he was hired to fight for the people of Illinois and that’s what he’s been doing.

The interview marked the first time Blagojevich has spoken to the media since giving a defiant three-minute speech last Friday in which he said he’ll fight the forces against him until he takes his last breath.

The 52-year-old Democrat is charged with scheming to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Federal prosecutors built their case against the governor using wiretapped conversations riddled with profanity.

“Look, if I’d have known people were listening, I probably wouldn’t have said some of the things you say in private conversations,” Blagojevich said Friday. “But I think there’s probably tens of millions of people across America that talk like that from time to time.”

Comments

madmike 5 years, 3 months ago

I agree jmadison, the trial should be very interesting, indeed! As long as the governor refuses to step down, and the prosecution hasn't started yet, it will be impossible to remove him at the present time. I wonder what the likes of mayor Dailey and the political machine there is doing.

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jmadison 5 years, 3 months ago

Has anyone other than the federal government prosecutors heard any of the wiretap tapes or just the written excerpts that the government wanted to give to the news media? I suspect Gov. Blagojevich was selling his office for his own benefit, but until the proof is given in court, he remains innocent until proven guilty. The federal prosecutors are refusing to provide the actual taped consversations to the Ill legislature until the trial, so any impeachment attempt is still on shaky ground.

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madmike 5 years, 3 months ago

Bozo, talk about revisionist thinking!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 3 months ago

I didn't say anything about his origins, mike, merely commented on his ability to ignore reality, and stick to his fantasies, which, sadly, has become a hallmark of the Republican Party. Similarly, Republicans have also adopted Chicago machine poitics's penchant for election rigging.

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madmike 5 years, 3 months ago

No Bozo, he is a tried and true Chicago political democrat!

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 3 months ago

If he manages to take down the O'dude with him, he'll have done the entire USA a favor.

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Pilgrim 5 years, 3 months ago

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus (Anonymous) says…With his penchant for denial, I expect to see him convert to Republican soon.********Based on your model, you'll be right behind him, eh, Bozo?

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Pilgrim 5 years, 3 months ago

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that if what he’s done as Illinois governor is an impeachable offense, he’s living on the “wrong planet” and is in the “wrong place.”*****Ding, ding, ding, ding! Winner! Winner! Winner! The stuff he's tried to pull is just Illinois politics as usual. You know, Barry Joe's training ground.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 3 months ago

With his penchant for denial, I expect to see him convert to Republican soon.

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jaywalker 5 years, 3 months ago

Aaaargh! This guy is destined for Most Despicable Creep of the Year.

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