Blagojevich Speaks Out While Waiting for Jury During Retrial


Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told reporters after jurors got his case at his corruption retrial that he’s relieved he had a chance to speak in court.

Comments from former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich …

I’ve waited two-and-one-half years to finally get a chance to get on the witness stand and tell the truth and take as long as it takes to answer every question as honestly and fully as possible.

It’s been a very lonely ordeal … You wake up on a morning of December the 8th 2008 and you’re the governor of the fifth biggest state in America, and pretty much everybody calls you back and pretty much you’ve got a lot of friends … and then this happens to you the next morning, December the ninth, 2008 .. and then nobody calls you and those people you thought were your friends for a lot of different reasons are no longer what you though they were. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at