Besides maybe—maybe—like, “swift-footed Odysseus,” has there ever been an epithet more memorable or enduring than “disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich”? D.F.I.G. Rod Blagojevich is pleading not guilty, baby, for the numerous felonies he was recorded committing and planning to commit. Yesterday in court, he said this: “I challenge the government, if you’re on the side of truth and justice like you say you are, and if this was a crime spree like you claim it was, then don’t hide behind technicalities. Play all the tapes.” Right-o!
This is so, so not even close to the worst one:
Wall Street Journal, ten Illinois senate seats for this kicker: “Mr. Blagojevich was asked by Judge Zagel during the proceeding if his medication had changed. The former governor said he wasn’t taking any.”