Speaking Too Soon

So have you all been reading these juicy quotes from the Rod Blagojevich complaint today? Sounds like a real slob. Before he was arrested at home at 6:15 this morning, one day shy of his 52nd birthday, the Illinois governor told reporters that nothing would cloud his selection of a replacement for Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. Don't miss this delightful description — when asked whether the federal investigation into his administration would hamper the process, Blagojevich said there was no cloud over him, only "sunshine."

That’s a keeper. Clearly Blagojevich, who had designs on the presidency in 2016 (ha!) doesn't care what he says. However, in the annals of bad timing, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) will want to take back his printed words from yesterday. Jackson, who has conducted the most aggressive campaign for the job, met with Blagojevich just yesterday for an hour and a half and came out to make what will also become an unfortunate pre-arrest statement, according to the story filed last night by the Chicago Tribune.

"I am convinced that the governor has a very thoughtful process that he has put in place and is wrestling and weighing a number of issues in this enormous decision that he has to make,” Jackson said. “Today, I leave confident that the governor has put in place processes and that his interview process for this position is thoughtful.”

Oh, well. Wrong place, wrong time.


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