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Blago Speaks!

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 19, 2008 8:40PM


"What? Fleet Foxes over Lil Wayne? Seriously?" AP Photo/Morry Gash

Our beleaguered governor is finally going to speak to reporters for the first time since last Tuesday's arrest. We really doubt he'll say anything of substance - and would wager good money that he'll just say something arrogant that'll anger us - but this could prove interesting anyway.

The Governor has spoken. Listen to the whole thing here and, just for giggles, our original live blog is after the jump. And if you're curious, you can read the Kipling poem ("If") Blago quotes here.

2:21 - Adam ends the press conference with a flourish and storms out with Sorosky behind him.

2:20 - Adam is standing by the assertion the taped conversations were taken out of context.

2:18 - Atty Sheldon Sorosky just compared Blago to...Truman?

2:17 - Adam says it might be Easter until something is decided. Please, God, no.

2:15 - Sam is stressing us out. It's like Lewis Black turned up to 11 with lawyer speak.

2:13 - "If he thinks he's hurting [the people of Illinois] he'll do what he can to fix that."

2:11 - Sam Adam, Jr. - one of the Gov's attorney's - is vehemently defending the governor.

2:11 - "Patti and I cannot express to you how grateful we are for your kindness."

2:10 - To the people of Illinois - "Afford me the same rights you and your children have."

2:09 - He just quoted Kipling's "If," completely ruining it for us. "I know there are powerful forces arrayed against me."

2:08 - Did he just call the media a lynch mob?

2:07 - "I am not guilty of any criminal wrong doing...I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath" Really? Cause he's out of breath.

2:01 - Blago won't be taking questions. He'll just be reading a statement.