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Well he's calling his upcoming impeachment trial unfair the Illinois leather jacket wearing scandal tainted governor Rod Blagojevich today speaking out.
About the prospect of being kicked right out office and now we've heard all the accusations that -- tried to sell president Obama that insanity.
That he tried to shake down folks for campaign contributions.
That he tried to get some members of -- public Tribune editorial staff buyer for its coverage of the governor.
In addition to trying to shake down Children's Hospital.
Those accusations led to the Illinois house voted to impeach him earlier today.
Governor of Lagos spoke to reporters about the upcoming senate trial which will decide his political -- listen this.
I understand anything about that I'm being defiant because my lawyers which -- Anticipating what his candidacy.
A sham worth noting that block a missed the deadline yesterday regarding who plans to call as witnesses meaning I guess there will be no witnesses without -- -- sun times.
Lynn sweet is -- this is that rightly in this media can now call no witnesses.
Right while he's just going to -- calling this a -- and as far as it looks like he's not even going to present a defense.
No witnesses no lawyers no nothing.
His defense lawyers backed out of a little awhile back saying deciding it's this chain and we assume maybe -- -- -- Represent himself now but do we even know if that's the case -- we even know he'll show.
Now he doesn't have to show we know that and I think he wants this to our flow without him so he could say that it was just to show trial.
And he'll take a consequence it's it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that he will be convicted literate -- provide more information.
We have all seen surprises from governor Blagojevich that may be the understatement of the hour we'll come back with more with Lynn -- -- -- -- -- on that right after this.
Back with a -- bureau chief of this Chicago sun times Lynn sweet is -- Chicago bureau chief is let's -- is back with -- we've discussed governor Blagojevich out.
He's not going to present witnesses he clearly isn't going to present lawyers he doesn't have to be at this impeachment hearing.
Led does that mean that there's a possibility for any surprises here and they just move on with -- impeach him any and found guilty he's out.
I think it could go that fast -- this state senate set aside nine days to do this they possibly could do it slipped -- If he doesn't present a defense while another -- -- the feds are frozen his political fund so.
He dog and has that given him money -- peddlers from where it's impeachment justice criminal problems that could be another factor here.
-- I wonder what happens right after that I guess he would immediately be taken from office the the attorney the the -- the who would take over immediately.
Had quit lieutenant governor pat when he's ready for whichever planning the transition and becoming governor it is seen everywhere in Illinois a foregone conclusion.
And so senate as governor Blagojevich says I think its strategy is don't make it worse and there's nothing he could probably do in his defense that would be significant anyway.
Won't you be surprised if he goes quietly from this point I mean history says that it's not really an option.
Well he he can make need to get this stuff spotlight whether he's governor -- for this period of time no matter what and he still has a criminal indictment that's probably coming down pretty soon to.
-- you know radio station may be a publicity stunt or whatever but radio stations already station offering a new job as a radio talk show.
-- I would be pretty good at that.
You know he knows that they -- get -- -- station you know saw the Elvis songs he's he's a big fan.
That he was -- -- -- show this morning WL SAM said if you've got blog O resigns stationed -- from weekly radio show from noon to two on Sunday it's WLS of well.
That would be that's interstate and if they're serious I actually think he can probably would probably -- good at that.
You probably would be the job his wife patty was just let go from the job she had in Chicago today working this fundraiser for and I'm gonna troubled man profit.
So in all seriousness of that's out there.
You know maybe that's very lance Lynn sweet youngest Kennedy story at all.
Well a little bit I actually saw her at the inauguration and I chatted with her just remotely chilly night that knowing those who -- that.
Realizing that she was in her last hours of the candidates have we finished candidates will make us see inside next week.
There's just nodded.
But I could see that that scrutiny this enormous public scrutiny is something one other thing.
You know -- -- to that too much of vetting job I believe.
New senator Roland Burris if the New York governor.
David Paterson did a very tight vetting.
Maybe no one expected that.
And that means yeah that the revelations you talked about earlier came about teaching might not have anticipated that.
Limited that is apparently the case at this point Lynn sweet from Chicago sometimes when great to see you thanks for coming I appreciate it.
Thank you all right.
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