Blagojevich arrest, five years later

Blagojevich arrest, five years later

Posted by Mike Riopell on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:20

Today is the five year anniversary of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich being arrested in dawn hours at his home.

Everyone knows what happened after that, of course. This video - of his speech before the Illinois Senate just before he was voted out of office (I call it Blagojevich's Last Stand) - sums the whole thing up. For me, it was the most memorable part of the whole thing because it sums him up so well: Bombastic, confrontational and ultimately unsuccessful.

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