Blago Unfamiliar With the Alphabet

By Kevin Robinson in News on Feb 29, 2008 3:20PM

To the surprise of absolutely nobody in the entire state, Governor Rod Blagojevich denied any wrongdoing in the Tony Rezko trial at a press conference held Wednesday to announce the demolition of the hall where the NIU shootings occurred. Blagojevich denied that he is the Public Official A cited in the federal indictment against Tony Rezko. "It doesn't matter what letter of the alphabet it is. What was described there doesn't describe me or how I do things," Blagojevich told the Tribune. When pressed on the matter, Blago told the Sun-Times that he is "not involved in this court case. I don't know much about it. I have a job to do as governor. It's a full-time job. I don't think it's fair to comment on a pending court case."

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According to prosecutors, Blagojevich's campaign coffers grew in exchange for influence on state boards that Rezko profited from. While the governor tap-danced around the indictment, Rezko's defense team took swipes at the government's case. Complaining that Blagojevich's former campaign finance director Kelly Glynn, the government's first witness in the case was not on the government's list that was submitted to the defense, they charged that "the government is, at best, a moving target and, at worst, sandbagging the defendant and the court as to what its evidence will actually be at trial."

Jury selection is set to begin on Monday, and the trial may begin as soon as March 6.

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