Blagojevich was arrested December 9 on federal corruption charges, accused of extortion and trying to sell President Barack Obama's senate seat for cash. An editorial in tomorrow's Chicago Sun-Times slams the disgraced governor for taking his case to the talk show circuit.
Your impassioned speech before the Senate on Thursday was only the latest exhibit of your failure. You could have sworn an oath, testified before the Senate and answered questions—the kind of questions the people of Illinois want to ask you.
Instead, you gave us more of the same, a variation of what you told Barbara and Diane, Campbell and Rachel. Except you spent more time with them than you did with the Senate, the representatives of the people.
Thanks for fitting us in.
Shortly after Blagojevich’s ouster, Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn was sworn in as governor "to widespread cheers in the Illinois House."