December 12th, 2008
05:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Blagojevich says he'll address constituents at 'appropriate time'

Blagojevich was arrested earlier this week.
Blagojevich was arrested earlier this week.

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday he will wait to speak to the Illinois people at the "appropriate time."

Asked whether he had anything to say to Illinoisans, the governor, who was leaving his attorney's office, told CNN, "I will at the appropriate time."

The governor also did not answer a question on whether he is going to resign, saying only, "I'll have a lot to say at the appropriate time."


Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. No Hillary = No Obama

    He's going to be tweet, tweeting all over the place.

    December 12, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Robin

    He is going down, he knows it. It will be interesting to see who he takes with him.

    December 12, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. Proud to be American

    Say I quit Rod that is all the folks want to hear from you.... you did not do the right thing and now you will pay for your sins.... jail is appropriate for you....

    December 12, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. Steve

    Appropriate time? He'd better use that one phone call to get himself a good lawyer, instead of talk to the people of Illinois.

    December 12, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. Dana

    Why not talk now, TRY to talk your way out of the mess you created!!

    December 12, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. Alex

    This guy is a stain on the face of the Earth, the worst kind of scum, and since he doesn't have the dignity to resign from office he should be removed from office.

    December 12, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  7. PDX Gal

    Blagojevich's first mistake: Not being a Republican. He could have been cheered and defended by his own instead of facing impeachment by the hands of his own party.

    Next time- Blagojevich: Side with the party that cares nothing about policing itself!!!

    December 12, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. Gallimimus

    Lowest form of scum there is!!!

    December 12, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  9. Barack

    He should just walk himself to jail instead of spending all his loot with lawyers

    December 12, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  10. Coultergeist

    He needs to resign and salvage at least a speck of his dignity. But it appears as if he'll just go down in flame and take whomever he can with him. Loser!

    December 12, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  11. Roy - Chicago Il

    Perhapsd the appropriate time is when he wins the $200 million in the mega millions game!! Are those balls drawn in Illinois (gulp!)

    December 12, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. Bobbie in Maryland

    Hurry & get him out of the picture so that we can get on with THE BIG CHANGE!

    December 12, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  13. Milhouse van Houten

    And just what,pray tell,is the appropriate time?

    December 12, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  14. Patty

    YES - NAME NAMES!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. Independent

    Bush bashing in 3... 2... 1...

    December 12, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  16. Chi Town

    Robin...
    You got that right... and I'm betting there are a lot of nervous people right now.

    Just warms your heart

    December 12, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  17. umu ule

    Is Chicago a state i Russia. What a heck Blagojevich doing there?. Democracy is force, the people put you there and they people don't want you any more. The most honable thing to do is to resign and stop acting Russian.

    December 12, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  18. Mary Joe Jane (a DC respected contract attorney that happens to be a republican)

    He is innocent
    Give him a break
    God sent him to govern Illinois to save the people

    December 12, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  19. Don of Fairfax

    Blago just has to figure out how much he can get for the Governors seat?

    December 12, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  20. Shane

    HE SHOULD OF RESIGNED 4 DAYS AGO. 4 DAYS AGO WAS THE APPROPIATE TIME

    December 12, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  21. setys

    I am definitely sure that Governor Blagojevich did what he did intentionally. He knew that he was under investigation and decided to commit another corruption, I believe the reason was to cloud president elect Obama victory due to the tension between the two and for not giving a spot in the convention.

    With his nonchalant attitude, you can tell he did it purposely.

    December 12, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  22. sean burns

    Seems like RIGHT NOW is the appropriate time.

    December 12, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  23. libbssuck1

    The appropriate time is now! say " I quit" then you will do us all a favor.

    December 12, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  24. David Goldman

    WHAT CONSTITUENTS ??

    AL 7 ARE IN PRISON !!!

    December 12, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. yellow dog democrat

    I don't care if its Republican or Democrat – its sad to see when politics come to this – such a waste of time and focus! We the voters need to see that when we elect/support our representatives that they do their job with integrity – times will change – the information age is upon us – and the doors are always open.......

    December 12, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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