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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Greg Hodges

    For everything there is a season; even for this idiot! The time to address the people is at your resignation signing.

    December 12, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  2. PJP

    Yea, he and all involved have got to get together to get all their stories straight so everyone will sound crediable.

    December 12, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. Larry

    I don't think he will take anybody down with him,the mayor of Chicago has already told him to "do the right thing"(keep your mouth shut)

    December 12, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  4. alreadytiredofit

    Uhm Rod, RESIGN! (then get a haircut for your trial)

    December 12, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. steve campbell

    perfect timing! they are only scum when they get caught.

    December 12, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  6. John

    Those of us who are from the Chicago area are not in the least bit surprised by the arrest of the Governor. Chicago/Illinois politcs is and always has been dirty.

    December 12, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  7. Ourania

    He is a scum and he is going down!!!! I hope they put him together in the same cell with OJ and Ted Stevens!!!!! What a team that will be!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  8. Evelyn

    It never ceases to amaze me that even when evidence is piled at his feet, he can not do the right thing by the State of Illinois and just step aside gracefully. Why does it always have to be about you, Rod and not our people in Illinois-especially those of us in "downstate" . He spoke clearly from day one that those of us outside of greater Chicagoland were of no importance to him just by not being willing to have his family mingle with us as fellow residents. Shame on you Rod! You need to go find a new rock to crawl under. Illinois needs a reformer who knows what that means.

    December 12, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. PL

    How about you and your wife do it from prison??? Idiots

    December 12, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. Repubs = evil

    It's absolutely ridiculous that this is gotten this far. There is no way Blagojevich is guilty of all this. He's a Democrat, not a Republican. It's the Republicans that got Bush elected, lied to us, took us to war, and got our sons and daughters killed. Let Blagojevich go. He's innocent.

    December 12, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. Juan Grain

    Greed will get you every time!

    December 12, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. Ernie in LA

    Maybe he is going to mention Obama.

    December 12, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  13. Toby in Illinois

    Frankly, if I never hear from him again, that will be all right. In 2006, I abandoned the Democrats and voted a straight Green Party ticket for state-wide offices. So did 11% of the voters overall, mainly out of disgust with both major parties. Now we'll be the only state with both a Republican and a Democratic governor in prison at the same time.

    December 12, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  14. Luigi ina California

    Once he flees beyond extradition, perhaps?

    December 12, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  15. mike

    I hope lou dobbs and Co. are not gonna use this for the next 5months to smear Obama!

    December 12, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  16. Robbin

    is it me or does this Governor have the worse hair you have ever seen? LOL

    December 12, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  17. Franky

    That's it!! I want him out!! Or in the words of "Al Capone" played by Robert De Niro in "The Untouchables"..."I want his family dead , I want his house burn to the ground, etc..." Not literally, you know, but metaphorically(did I spell that, right? LOL!).

    He should go, he's not giving us a good rep over here...too much attention!!

    December 12, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. John

    one blessing from this At least Palin is off the news great!!!

    December 12, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  19. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    The only things he will have to say are "not guilty" at the start of his trial, and then "oh crap" when the verdict comes in.

    December 12, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  20. Cami

    I wonder how many "bleeps" will be in whatever he has to say.

    December 12, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  21. Vince -- Northern California

    This arrogant fool needs to go and join the other arrogant fool in Alaska.

    December 12, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  22. Dexter Skagway

    Do you think he will explain why he has such a ridiculous toupee?

    December 12, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. Joe Fattal

    If that man is going down, he going to spill the beans. And I bet our president elect will be the first one on the list.

    December 12, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  24. iyapo kontar

    There is nothing more to say its time to go.

    December 12, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  25. sandee in Portland

    I wouldn't believe one thing this guy said, included anyone he names as being involved, although I'm sure the Feds will check out everybody he names.

    December 12, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
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