Now that we have our new President and all the hopes and dreams that accompany him, we can get back to business here in Illinois. That business would be our Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Bad news for Blago.
His defense lawyer Ed Genson said Friday he intends to resign as attorney for Blagojevich in the criminal case against the governor. Unfortunately forRod Blagojevich, his impeachment trial is scheduled to start on Monday.
“I never require a client to do what I say but I do require them to at least listen to what I say. … I wish the governor good luck and godspeed,” Genson said in brief remarks to reporters.
Genson would not elaborate on his reasons for withdrawing from the case or any conversations he had with Blagojevich about his leaving the case.
Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Obama.
In his defense (is he his own attorney? you know what they say about that…)Rod Blagojevich compared himself to an honest, hardworking cowboy and said he was about to be lynched by a band of black-hatted political insiders eager to raise taxes.
“The heart and soul of this has been a struggle of me against the system,” Blagojevich said at a news conference Friday.
Blagojevich denies any wrongdoing. He says he is now focused on his efforts to expand government health care programs without raising taxes.
He says he will not to mount any defense in the Senate impeachment trial Monday. Instead, this is ‘interesting’, Blago will be boycotting the impeachment trial and defending himself through the media. He has planned appearances Monday on “Good Morning, America” and “The View.”
Wait…what about my healthcare stuff??? Blagojevich won’t be in Springfield taking care of business? How could that be?
Perhaps, the funniest part of the story, if there needs to be one, is Mayor Daley from Chicago, in case you don’t know, a big time Dem., called Blagojevich a Cukoo.
“I’ve said, ‘cuckoo’ once. I’ll say it again: ‘Cuckoo,’ ” the mayor said of the governor’s claim.
That’s the second time in four months that Daley has referred to Illinois’ disgraced governor as “cuckoo.” The last time it happened, it was in response to the governor’s complaint that Daley and CTA President Ron Huberman were being “dishonest” in blaming the governor’s decision to let seniors ride free for a fare increase Blagojevich claimed had been in the works all along.
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