Man, did anyone else see xGRod on Letterman. You just gotta love this guy. Usually I have the biggest dick in the room but I got nothing compared to Rod Blagojevich. This guy is either innocent or has the biggest pair of balls EVER. Either way, you go Rod.
The interview was pretty impressive to watch (from Rod’s point of view). xGRod stood his ground. It was obvious that Letterman was having none of it but it’s Dave’s show and his perogative. Kinda like when Oprah let Terry McMillan rake her ex over the coals on national television.
I don’t think it matters whether he did whatever anyone is claiming he did. I thought he had a point about not being able to just oust him without him being able to defend himself. Clinton got to defend himself. Bush, Rumsfeld, Chaney, Rice, etc. all got to defend themselves and kept their jobs. OK – they did throw Rumsfeld under the bus but…
I was a little upset about all the jokes the late night hosts were making. It’s easy to make fun or to laugh when you don’t know the person, when decisions they have made don’t effect you. I enjoyed being in Chicago under xGRod. Between him and Daley there was never a dull moment. But I still think the decision to take away Blagoyevich’s job should have been left up to the people who voted for him, not the sore losers who were pissed that he got the job.
Me, I think all politicians are corrupt. ALL OF THEM. Even the ones who don’t know they are. I believe every one of them at one time or another, shook the hand of that guy or traded a favor or something that put under a microscope would not look too good. For some I think it sneaks up on you, like Al Pacino’s character in City Hall. While others, like the Clintons, are just “set to evil“. What is the name of that Al Franken book? Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them). Anyone who thinks that vacated Senate seats go to the swell guy or gal just ’cause is a fool. New York just went through some fiasco involving Hillary’s vacant seat, Governor Patterson, Caroline Kennedy and Kirsten Gillibrand. But Whatevah!
No matter how his trial comes out, Rod’s not getting his job back as Governator, but I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear of him. You hang in there Gov (ex or not).