Blago Proclaims His Innocence

[H/t to CSPANjunkie]

Blagojevich speaks:

"I will fight, I will fight, I will fight, until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong. And I'm not going to quit a job the people hired me to do because of false accusations and a political lynch mob.

"... I'm not going to do what my accusers and political enemies have been doing, and that is, talk about my case in thirty-second sound bites on Meet the Press or on the TV news.

"Now I am dying to answer these charges, I am dying to show you how innocent I am. And I want to assure you, everyone who is here and everyone who is listening that I intend to answer every allegation that comes my way. However, I intend to answer them in the appropriate forum -- in a court of law. And when I do, I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated."

He goes on to cite Rudyard Kipling and then pleads for a presumption of innocence.

Some of the talking heads found it convincing, but I wasn't among them.

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