Friday, December 19, 2008

Ill. Gov. Blagojevich pledges to fight on

CHICAGO – A combative Gov. Rod Blagojevich served notice Friday that he has no intention of quitting over his corruption arrest, declaring: "I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong." The forceful three-minute speech marked the first time the former amateur boxer directly addressed the allegations since his arrest 10 days earlier.

With it, he made it clear that removing him could be uglier and more drawn-out than anyone imagined just a week ago, when the governor's career appeared to be in its final hours and nearly the entire political establishment seemed to be holding a death watch.

"I'm not going to quit a job the people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob," a composed and deliberate-sounding Blagojevich said at his downtown Chicago office building. He took no questions from reporters and immediately left the room after wishing his listeners, "Merry Christmas, happy holidays."

Isn't this amusing. "Fight till my last breath" ? This blubbering idiot sounds like he's just been diagnosed with cancer or something. He claims he did nothing wrong? For someone that claims he is innocent sure is eager to try and prove his innocence. If he really is innocent, then what is he worried about?

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