I'll admit. I had no idea who Govenor Rod Blagojevich was until he hit the news this winter. And I didn't really like him them. All I needed to hear was the tapes of him using profanity and implying that he was willing to trade or sell Barak Obama's senate seat. The way I see it, the feds had to have some reason to tap his phone in the first place because you can't just tap a US citizen's phone without a judge's approval. So, they had enough reason to think he was up to no good to convence a judge, then they catch him making a statement about the senate seat like, "[it's] a [bleeping] valuable thing. You just don't give it away. ... I've got this thing, and it's [bleeping] golden."
Ok, even if you were joking, that's like joking with the TSA agent at airport security about the explosives you have in your bag. You will be taken seariously and you should be punished even if you are joking! Not to mention, I have three little brothers. I can smell bull sh*t from a mile away! And this guy is acting more like a 3 year old who's gotten caught red handed, then an adult. Denial, misdirection, plees of "unfairness", and then sulking in the corner.
Up until now, this has just been an annoyance... antics to laugh at on the drive home. Until that is... last night! On my drive home last night, I heard the All Things Considered story of his interview with the Today Show's Amy Robach where he stated that upon being arrested he first thought of his family, then of Nelson Mandela, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Mahatma Gandhi.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, DUDE???
You are going to put your name in the same sentence as three of the most influential human rights activists in modern history, and three of the people who I most admire. Now I'm pissed! These guys helped to free entire swaths of humanity; they underwent torture, years of imprisonment, and even death for their ideals. What have you done?
Really dude??? Really???