The Jury Talks Back


Blago’s lawyers must love this guy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 6:17 am

In what I can only assume is a reaction to whatever medication he’s been on, Impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has opened his noise-hole.

“I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little Laundromat in a black community not far from where he lived. I saw it all growing up.”

Assuming that there is no outcry over this, no condemnation of the man, I believe I have hit upon the metric used to decide if someone is allowed to say racist things, but I have yet one more test to perform regarding this matter and then I can report back.

Anyways, that isn’t the least of what The Moron said, though it will be all that gets any attention if that much.

See, he’s still on about how he was ousted because of “lies”.  Apparently he was going to appoint Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to TAO’s senate seat.  I find this hilarious because, well, the man hates the Madigan family with a deep and abiding passion.

He also repeats a claim that the real story behind the allegations that he tried to sell President Obama’s Senate seat, claiming that he was really striking a deal to appoint Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the U.S. Senate in exchange for public works jobs, expansion of health care for Illinois citizens, and a promise against a tax hike.

He says he talked to Rahm Emanuel about engineering the deal to put Madigan in the Senate. This, Blagojevich says, was even though he “hates” Madigan and her father, state House Majority Leader Michael Madigan.

Later in the article, he uses an infamously vulgar word to refer to Madigan when paraphrasing the wiretaps used to build charges against him.

“If I can get this, how much do I love the people of Illinois to make that (expletive) senator?”‘ Blagojevich said.

Seriously, he thinks this makes him sound better?  He basically admits to trying to sell off the seat to the person who’s going to be trying to lock his ass up!

Oh, and in case you were wondering if his bizzarr use of literary and/or historical items has continued (was it Beckett that he quoted?  I can’t recall), I am happy to report that yes.  Yes it has.

He compares himself to Galileo, and also to Mordecai of the Purim story in the Biblical Book of Esther, who is to be executed for not bowing down to a high official in the kingdom of Persia, but is later vindicated by the king. Blagojevich erroneously calls Mordecai “falsely accused.”

h/t Drudge


  1. Thanks for the joke about Mordechai. Of course he was not “falsely accused”. He truly refused to bow down to the murderous villain Haman. He was honest, righteous, intelligent, a member of the Sanhedrin (Jewish Supreme Court), and the leader of his people. These are all things that Rod is not.

    Mordechai was not “vindicated by the king”, he was made successful by the King (that is, G-d). The king (Achashveros) realized that if he let Mordechai and the Jews get killed by Haman, he would lose his queen, and probably his throne. He would also never sire an heir.

    Comment by Sabba Hillel — 1/14/2010 @ 6:18 am

  2. BTW, I read an essay on Galileo that stated that he was not tried because of his views on astronomy but because he was a pompous idiot who antagonized anyone he considered against him. As a result he alienated everyone who might have defended him in the trial.

    Galileo Observed
    Science and the Politics of Belief

    William R. Shea & Mariano Artigas“

    …They (the authors) defend two major theses: the harmony thesis that science and religion are not conflictual but harmonious in their relationship in general, and that in particular the Galileo affair does not really prove otherwise; and the pro-clerical thesis that in Galileo’s trial the Church’s position and behavior were more reasonable and proper than ordinarily supposed, and Galileo’s views and conduct less so…”—Renaissance Quarterly, 1413

    Comment by Sabba Hillel — 1/14/2010 @ 6:25 am

  3. Specifically, he antagonized the Church like his life depended on it. Publicly mocking the most powerful political force in the land is rarely healthy.

    Also, Galileo was a feckless coward. He bows to the will of the courts instead of holding to his beliefs. He then spent the rest of his life under what amounts to house arrest, because he didn’t wanna risk angering the Powers That Be.

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 1/14/2010 @ 6:46 am

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