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Blago Mulls Resignation, Could Make Decision By Monday

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 13, 2008 6:45PM

While we sit and wait for the inevitable impeachment proceedings to begin against embattled Governor Blagojevich - though some people aren't so patient - it seems he may do us all a favor and step down as early as Monday. Having already retained Ed Genson, the same lawyer who has represented R. Kelly and Conrad Black, Blago made his first public comments on Friday.

As he left the federal courthouse after a visit to the pretrial services office, a reporter asked the governor, "Do you have anything to say to the people of Illinois?"

He replied, "I will at the appropriate time. Absolutely."

"Are you going to resign?" the reporter asked.

"I'll have a lot to say at the appropriate time," Blagojevich answered.

A source close to the governor told the Sun-Times that the governor will likely make his decision early next week, possibly as soon as Monday, and saying, "He was blindsided by this. He needs some time to digest what's going on. He's going to make his position clear shortly."


Source Photo AP/Nancy Stone

Really? The same governor who stood before the press less than 24 hours before his arrest and said, "But I don't care whether you tape me privately or publicly, I can tell you that whatever I say is always lawful and the things I'm interested in are always lawful and if there are any things out there like that, what you'll hear is a governor who tirelessly and endlessly figures out ways to help average, ordinary working people," was caught off-guard by his arrest for being taped saying unlawful things? Color us shocked.