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They are making Blago look sympathetic. They will not let him call the witnesses he wishes to call. I think his purpose for calling most of them would just be to spread the taint, but how can you have a trial without witnesses for the defense? Besides, I think spreading the taint would be just grand.
Anyway, this whole thing has never bothered me that much. It is clearly business as usual in Illinois and elsewhere. All the feigned outrage from his fellow pols makes me sick. Blago was just too open about it instead of the usual hint dropping, insinuation, wink and nod, etc. I suspect he was a little manic, coked up, or something at the time, because no one gets that far in politics who is that disinhibited and with that poor of judgement all the time.