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Blago: I Won’t Be Going on “Meet the Press or on the TV News”

Illinios Gov. Rod Blagojevich met the press this afternoon and cited Meet the Press.

The accused governor made a brief statement, declared his innocence and said would stay on the job. “I will fight, I will fight, I will fight until I take my last breath,” he told the assembled press. Then he told them what he wasn’t going to do:

I’m not going to do what my accusers and political enemies have been doing, and that is talk about this case in 30-second sound bites on “Meet the Press” or on the TV news. Now, I’m dying to answer these charges. I am dying to show you how innocent I am, and I want to assure everyone who is here and everyone who is listening that I intend to answer every allegation that comes my way.

But he didn’t today.

And the guv has a few things to learn about TV. If he were to go on “Meet the Press”, or any news show, he’d have a helluva lot more than :30 to make his case. Live. Unedited. So why not go for it Governor? Can’t you just see the play-turned-major motion picture in 30 years: “Gregory/Blagojevich”?

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