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”?