"I had a whole bunch of thoughts -- of course, my children and my wife. And then I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi and tried to put some perspective in all of this." Impeached Illinois Governor Rod "Let's Make A Deal" Blagojevich, who must be running out of dramatic parallels for his case. Last week, it was Pearl Harbor. Then, it was the movie roles of Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper, and then a cowboy about to be strung up without a fair trial. LMAD, incidentally, skipped the first day of his trial in the Illinois State Senate, choosing the public relations route instead.
LMAD also dropped the hint that he was considering Oprah for Obama's vacant Senate seat, before appointing perpetual office-seeker Roland Burris. You think he's playing for the jury in his criminal trial? Not Mahatma Rod!