(CNN) - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday that he is not ruling out a return to politics once the legal process against him winds down.
The disgraced governor, who is accused of corruption for trying to sell President Barack Obama's former senate seat, said he is certain he will be acquitted and then would consider a political comeback
A jury that considered the case this month was hung on all but one count, finding Blagojevich guilty of making false statements to the FBI. He now faces a retrial.
"My adult life was serving the people as a congressman, as a governor. It's what I know," Blagojevich said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm not ruling myself out as coming back, because I wil be vindicated in this case. I'm significantly closer to vindication than I ever was."
The former governor said the fact that he didn't present a defense in the first trial and was not found guilty on the corruption charges showed that the government lacked the evidence that he did anything wrong.
In the second trial, Blagojevich said he would mount a defense that would include calling players such as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Sens. Harry Reid and Robert Menendez to the stand.
"I'm ready for Round 2," he said.
Oh joy, just what we need, more distractions. Could someone just pay him off so he could go on some overseas vacation until un-employment reaches say 4-5%?
Rod Blagojevich Please come back to politics we need to auction 178 seats in congress and 41 seats in senate
Blagojevich is like an old stale sandwich with a bite out of it the only comeback he's going to make is in another country .
Stay a criminal and go away.
Wait until after you are retried tough guy!
I hope that Blago continues to be a thorn in the side of Democrats for years to come.
He disgraced the Office of Governor, abused the process of representing citizens of this state, exploited the position for ego satisfaction, and exhibits an inordinate lack of self-control. Twice I voted against him in state-wide elections for governor. His audacity to suggest a desire for public dis-service further insults logic.
Bloago go ahead and dish out the dirt on Barry. He ain't helping you out is he?
Ya when hell freezes over will anyone ever let you back on politics! Your only chance will be on a Leverage
episode where you are the target for bilking honest consumers out of their hard earned cash. The guy with long hair will rearrange your face. That may be the only way to shut your pie hole.
Though I'm sure the fantasized comeback will have to wait until after the jail time is spent, when the prosecution in his retrial (this time without a paid holdout on the jury), finally convicts him
This guy is a beast and will talk to anyone who will listen. He needs to take meds more than he needs a comeback.
No matter how you feel about the guy, the use of the term "disgraced" to describe him is a subjective term and has no business appearing in a news story. It is acceptable to use words that describe facts like "impeached" and "former" but to characterize the description with a subjective term is amateur journalism, Besides, one might consider the term "Disgraced" as reflecting how the individual himself would see himself... clearly Blago does not publicly show that he considers himself disgraced. any other use of the word would simply be personal opinion. EDITORS PAY MORE ATTENTION TO JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS
After the profane rant he did about the people of Illinois being ungrateful? He might have a chance of returning to politics on Mars, but hopefully if there is life on Mars, they have better taste than to allow him there.
Still have to wonder why the jury was allowed to go home each day after deliberations in this case, therefore giving the "Blago and his thugs" a chance of "getting to them"? As corrupt as Blago is, I can't think why this wasn't seriously taken into consideration. He probably considered the unsequestered jury "a bleepin' golden thing" too.
Am I the only one that thinks ONE juror will soon be a very wealthy person?
Blago learned from the repubs that if you're going down, take everyone else with you.
His behind the scenes people probably paid one juror under the table to mess up the trial. So like Cheney and his mess a few years ago - someone else took the fall for that heartless $.O.Bp.
Maybe in Texas,they love good hair and a bucket full of lies,hahaha
Blago didn't do anything that most politicians in D.C. do all the time.The only problem is he was more out in the open about what he was doing and had loose lips.That being said Fitzgerald didn't have a case and like so many prosecutors just was blowing smoke to make himself look good and end the jurors realized this.
He hardly qualifies as a third rate soap salesman.
Are you kidding me?? On second thought, he fits right in with other Democrats current frolicking in the swamp that Pelosi promised to drain. Pity!
As a resident of Illinois, I would to tell Blago, besides tripping over his ego, he won't be getting any votes from me...I'm sure most of Illinois feels that way about him....
NO VOTES for Blago....he is done......
He is a disgrace to the good people of Illinois and yesterday he
was right at home at a comic book show in Chicago only
without the clown nose.
Ugh....Republicans have Sarah Palin, Democrats have this idiot. They both make me miss "The Gong Show".
This whole affair has become nothing but a joke. Just shows how corrupt our legal system is, when someone can get away with such a thing.
He belongs in jail. Not only is he a lying, greedy felon, he hid from his real job when he was gov. Now our state is in a huge financial mess. I'd like to put him in jail just for that.