January 26, 2009

Blagojevich's defense is a media blitz.

Well the circus that is the Illinois state government has taken another odd step as the impeachment trial is under way. Now instead of being there to defend himself, Blago has decided that his best defense is a media blitz in New York.

Blagojevich is not expected to attend the trial. Today, he has been getting interviewed on various national television programs, including "The View" on ABC.

I know he also did the Today show and Larry King Show. But it's the view that's gonna be his defense, because once he gets Barbara on his side, he's won! Just kidding, but he might think that way. Honestly I think he's doing it to contaminate the jury pool for the federal corruption charges. Think about it, he's being on national television means that a lot of people are going to see it and form an opinion in advance of the trail. Meaning it's going to limit those that can sit jury to the limited few that live under a rock.

So now instead of trying to defend himself, he's throwing a media broadcasted temper tantrum. He claims that they are trying to run him out of office so they can increase taxes. Well they wouldn't have to if he hadn't ruined the state budget by over spending. He also claims they are preventing him from defending himself because he can't call witnesses. Well this isn't a trail and the senate can't call witnesses either. The feds won't let them call any witnesses that may be part of the federal trail due to the possible damage it could cause to their case.

We'll have to wait to see how this little governmental joke goes.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at January 26, 2009 08:11 PM | TrackBack

I agree with you 100%, I've caught all the interviews except the view. He is the BIGGEST Jack off in the world. HANG HIM HIGH>>>>>>>>

Posted by: Jim E. at January 26, 2009 10:03 PM

I heard an interview with State Sen. Chris Lauzen this morning on 560 AM out of Chicago. His point was that Blago's whining about not being able to call witnesses and that he can't challenge the impeachment are crap. Blago can make a defense and call witnesses but not ones that are a part of the criminal complaint-which is the same rules that apply to the plaintiffs (us). Basically, Blago can't call Rham Emmanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr., etc. As for challenging the impeachment, he can challenge it, but it can never be expunged from his record as governor that he was impeached.

Sounds like a 3-year old.

Let's just get the whole damn thing over with so we can move forward as a state.

And by moving forward I mean getting screwed by a new politician.

Posted by: Petey at January 27, 2009 04:39 PM

I think it would be a lot simpler if you'd just form a lynch mob and get Blago, the State Legislature, the whole government of Cook County and the city of Chicago and anybody else you can think of.
Do y'all have enough lamp posts?

Posted by: Peter at January 28, 2009 01:33 AM