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Saint Rod Blagojevich, pray for us

(Crossposted at C4O Democrats)

Who knew?  Here we thought that Rod Blagojevich was a lying, foul mouth, abysmally corrupt politician interested in absolutely nothing but what he could get out of whatever came his way.  It seems that we got it all wrong.  Rod Blagojevich is a saint.  I stand corrected, and I abjectly apologize to the Governor that I misjudged him.

Over the weekend, Rod “Bleepin’ Golden” Blagojevich informed us that his situation was akin to Martin Luther King’s, Nelson Mandela’s, and Mahatma Gandhi’s.  Like Saint Rod, each of the three men suffered unjust imprisonment as they doggedly pursued liberation for ordinary people.

Now comes new testimony from the Governor-Saint about his heretofore unrecognized moral stature.  On ABC’s Nightline, Saint Rod last evening observed:

I’m a very honest politician and I see myself — and you can laugh and call this delusional — but when all the facts come out you, will see that I’m right. This is a modern-day Frank Capra story. You remember those old movies? Those black and white movies with Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper? The guy who was siding with the little guy, trying to fight for them, create more opportunities for them and protect them from big, powerful forces? Well, that’s my story. It’s a modern day version of it.

With this new word about his intentions and the forces arrayed against him, I urge all of us to rally around the Saint’s cause.  Free Rod Blagojevich!


  1. psychodrew

    He’s not really being allowed to mount a defense in his impeachment trial.  If a few snippets taken out of context from private phone conversations are all they have on him, this really doesn’t seem fair.

  2. sricki

    Your snark pleases me, DC.

    And such a refreshing perspective on the esteemed governor of Illinois! You’ve opened my eyes here, and after reading this illuminating account of his woes, I wish him all the best and will fervently hope for his speedy return to national approval (despite the fact hat he didn’t exactly have high approval ratings in his own state even before this farcical catastrophe).

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