CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and said he will not resign.
"I have done nothing wrong," he said at a news conference.
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"I am dying to answer these charges. I am dying to show you how innocent I am," he said. "I intend to answer every allegation that comes my way. However, I intend to answer them in the appropriate forum."
He added, "I have on my side the most powerful ally there is, and it is the truth."
He took no questions from reporters.
Hey Blago – It's time to go!
Seems we just heard this crap from Sen. Stevens too!
Perception is EVERYTHING and you have the stench of corruption all over you and on all you have touched – do the right thing and step down.
OMG!~ Does this guy really think the American people are going to fall for his BS? It just goes to show you how corrupt Chicago politics are. He hasn't been impeached yet. He should have been gone already. Gotta love Obama and his fellow Chicago breathern.
What a... whatever word I use would be censored.
ok he said he didn't do it so can we move on from this story and deal with other problems in the country? I mean you DO believe him right?
I agree with Joyce. We were had the moment Blago announced gee Im not going to the governors mansion. this guy is a nut and I never voted for him
This guy represents everything that is bad in American politics. I could care less if he will or will not be convicted of a crime. What he did is unacceptable. The fact that he does not recognize that and refuses to do the right thing and resign just further proves his true character. Good luck Illinois.
What he is saying is "code" for "I have a technical legal defense and will therefore be acquitted." Maybe he'll claim the wiretaps were illegal. Maybe he'll claim entrapment, like Marion Barry. Let's just hope that he gets impeached in the meantime. The citizens of Illinois are entitled to a governor that can effectively govern, which Blago cannot after being caught selling senate seats on tape. And we all are entitled to have a replacement for Obama's senate seat appointed properly and promptly.
Another OJ.Take the deal ,quit or go to prison.Of course his choice will be the same as OJ.
He says he's innocent. Whew. That's a relief. For a minute there, I thought he might give career politicians a bad name. Go about your business people. Nothing to see here. Seriously, the sad thing in this and every other political story is that so many people believe that there are politicians worthy of our trust. Too many people believe that politicians care about their constituents, and that they have any goals other than power. I believe Alan Keyes said (to the best of my memory), "When politician became a profession, we began to lose the republic."
If he is found guilty he needs to be put in jail for life.
He completely lost his credibility as governor of a state. Therefore you can not faithfully execute the office of governor. He should resign or be impeached but he should not be governor anymore. Let the Lt. Governor take over so the 'normal" things can be run again. And do this trial behind the scenes! Even if he hasn't done anything wrong (which i doubt because their is much evidence pointing in his direction) he is seriously marked by this affair and with that mark you can't do this job rightfully.
Yes dude you will be vindicated, just if in the same way O J was from his act may be you too might be from your act,
He's just like the republican party,done and dosent get it.
Perhaps he will bribe the judge and get off. It is Illinois we are talking about.
'I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated' should have read,
"I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated I hope"
Yea, and Nixon said the same thing when he was President " I am not a crook"; he was so sure he was innocent. Well, Gov. "B", I hope they throw the book at you.....
Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? The man has not yet had his day in court. Just like in any other case, I don't think we should be so quick to judge without having all the facts and both sides of the story.
I get excited when corrupt politicians get fired.
Come on... gimme something =)
To "jack.florida" Yea, but see he is a Democrat and trying to get away with what he's done. Crooked like the rest of them!!!!!!
He must be on crack to think he is going to be vindicated! Im am a democrat to the fullest but lets be real here. As long as he keeps Obama out of his statements i have no concerns!
Ya right-??????? Last breath eh? Ok then.....................................
He'll pay off the judge, and whoever else he needs....that's the only way he will be vindicated. You know what they say, once a crook, always a crook.
Ho hum... next.
Maybe he wants to wear a nest on his head because he's a birdbrain.
You aint nothin but a hounddog...cryin all the time....
Thank ya, thank ya very much.