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. John Galt in Colorado

    This is so much fun watching Obama squirm away from the scum who he helped to get elected and who helped him get elected. Get ready for a lot more of this over the next 4 years. Very much like the Clinton administration only worse.


    December 12, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  2. whitey

    the time is now, before BO gets in the White House and makes it even more stinky.

    Chi town politicians are filthy and and BO has it all over him....just a matter of time before the stinch is undeniable.

    December 12, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  3. Yeah Right

    Response to the comment from alreadytiredofit:
    "Uhm Rod, RESIGN! (then get a haircut for your trial)"
    Let him keep his "hair"...we already know he's gonna be Bubbas' "lady-friend" once he arrives in jail

    December 12, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. R Milam

    Wright, Ayers, ACORN,and now Blagojevich. All the scumbags that surround Obama. Doesn't matter just as long as the rest of the world likes us right? Is it 2012 yet?

    December 12, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. cile/fairhiope, al

    I find it impossible to believe that we the people elect these idiots. But then I look at George Bush and I am reminded of just how stupid the American people can be. We must do better.

    December 12, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  6. Omidal

    'm am really disgusted by the way Politicians and government officials behave in America. If it was in Europe you will see the person mentioned in a scandal dutifully remove himself from public service. Once the public does not have confidence in you in many countries, it is time to go. Nobody had to tell Tony Blair he had to go, he just did. Even in Canada you see government officials resigned. Not least, even in India after the Mumbai attack you see the highest public safety official resigned from his post. Why the hell the US elected officials or appointees cannot give up their power when they go rogue?

    December 12, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  7. Larry

    If he knows what's good for him,he'll keep his mouth shut.

    December 12, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  8. arc, Lugano CH

    If all that is being said is true about Governor Blagojevich, I hope that President-Elect Obama and the Democratic Leadership will support his prosecution and sentencing. It would be unfortunate if Governor Blagojevich is given the same escape from any punishment that Bush granted to Scooter Libby. Someone needs to set an example for those who abuse their power, no matter what party they are from.

    December 12, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  9. Bill

    You need to get back to your hole, Mole

    December 12, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  10. Patty


    (Of course - I KNOW this won't be posted by the CNN "moderator" hippies!!!!!!!)

    CNN has a "hit list," way back to the primaries - anyone who did NOT support Obama - even way back then - may "occasionally" get their comment posted - but GENERALLY NO, NO, NO! - quite unlike the idiots who post SLIME, pure and simple - and get posted MULTIPLE times !!!!!

    CNN, your time is starting to to be UP!!!!!!!!!! Count on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 12, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. Peter BC


    December 12, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Just GO AWAY! He represents no one but himself and other crooks.
    He is the face of crooked politics everywhere. Rod, visit your barber, SOON!

    December 12, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. bill for barack

    The time is now.
    And the announcement should be "I resign.".

    December 12, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  14. tricia

    Well, well Mr. Blagovich; it is time you resign. I really think you have a compulsive mental disorder seriously. There is a definite sign of consistency of lying, swindling and not even caring about the decisions you make.

    How can you even think that this type of behavior is attractive to the citizens of Illinois?


    December 12, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    You know what Blagojevich...

    ...pack your bags and go to jail.

    I always spoke out when Republicans turned out to be crooks, but one thing that turns my stomach more than a crooked Republican, is a crook that is a Democrat.

    ...and good ridance to you.

    December 12, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  16. Independent voter

    the man is nuts!!

    December 12, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  17. A Canuck

    What's under all that hair ??? It isn't brains !!!!

    December 12, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  18. Dennis from Millbrae, CA

    "Appropriate time" being at the sentencing hearing?

    December 12, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  19. California Gold

    Once this corrupt guy starts singing you'll have to slap him to shut him up.

    December 12, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. J.C.

    He is innocent till proven guilty, but the taping of his unbelievable confession is pretty strong evidence.
    He should be suspended from his job on paid leave and wait for his trial.

    December 12, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  21. Soccer Nana

    It will be interesting to see who he will TRY to bring down with him.

    He has known for quite some time his number was up.

    December 12, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  22. Kitten Cat

    What an idiot. How in the world did this man get elected?

    December 12, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  23. Jayson

    If you are guilty, then step aside and let the courts deal with you. There is no time to waste on junk like this anymore. Thanks a lot for chalking up another one for us Democrats, jerk.

    December 12, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  24. DE

    Any guesses who will be Obama's first pardon?

    December 12, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  25. purple mountains

    today would be an appropriate time to step down mr. blagojevich.

    December 12, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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